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LinuxWorld: Doing It for the Kids, Man: Children's Laptop Inspires Open Source Projects

Oct 30, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)

[ Thanks to Don Marti for this link. ]

"A network of developers who work on much of the most commonly used software on Linux is passing up multi-core monsters with gigabytes of RAM to target their code to a design of which only 500 prototype boards now exist: the 'Children's Machine 1' from the One Laptop Per Child project. OLPC aims to put machines that function as a textbook collection and as a writing, drawing and music tool into the hands of schoolchildren, through large sales to national ministries of education.

"The CM1 is tiny and slow by current hardware market standards..."

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