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DesktopLinux: Brazil Nears Million Linux Laptop Order

Aug 29, 2006, 13:30 (7 Talkback[s])

"The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project reported Aug. 27 that Brazil is finalizing plans for 'all aspects' of its $100 laptop roll-out. Along with Argentina, Nigeria, and Thailand, Brazil had previously indicated interest in purchasing 1 million of the machines for needy children.

"Walter Bender, the OLPC's president for software and content, said in his weekly news update that, up to now, the Brazilian project has been coordinated solely by that country's presidency with the assistance of the Ministry of Education. 'They will now begin to work more deeply with other ministries,' Bender said via email..."

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