"PC manufacturer Elonex is launching ONE, an ultra-portable
laptop, at this week's Education Show at the NEC. The machine
provides a 7" LCD screen, wireless Internet access and 1GB on-board
solid state memory (there is no hard disc to save on costs). It
runs Linux with what looks like OpenOffice for word processing and
is being aimed at the education market. It costs just £99
"This product launch follows hot on the heels of growing
interest in the ASUS Eee PC which is slightly more costly at around
£200 [US$397/€261] but also runs Linux. If these
low-cost products take off in the early-years education market then
we could see a new generation of young adults who have been weaned
on open source and Linux..."
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