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ZDNet UK: $100 Laptop: Great for the World, Great for Linux

Feb 03, 2006, 16:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Donoghue)

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"Once it became clear that Nicholas Negroponte, one of the key originators of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative, was going to insist that the device use open source software, Linux provider Red Hat became the most likely provider of the device's operating system.

"With offers from Apple and Microsoft having been rejected by OLPC, the non-profit organisation set up to oversee the project, Red Hat is now working to develop an OS--probably a version of Fedora--to work with the stripped-down laptop that is charged up by way of a wind-up handle..."

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