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DesktopLinux: Via, Puppy Linux Tout "Affordable" Computing

Dec 05, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to editingwhiz for this link. ]

"Puppy Linux was guest-of-honor at an 'Affordable Community Computing Workshop' this week in the Philippines, where participants assembled and took home ultra low-cost, PC-like computing devices. The workshop was sponsored by Via and several organizations working to close the "digital divide" in the Philippines.

"At the workshop, Dr. Raffy Mananghaya, a professor at the University of the Philippines, led non-technical particants in assembling PC-like computing devices that eschew hard drives, instead booting Linux from CD-ROM, and running it in a ramdisk, storing user preferences across reboots on a small removable flash storage card..."

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