"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
"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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