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Nigerian Education Selects Intel-powered Classmate PC with Mandriva Linux

[ Thanks to Adam
Williamson
for this link. ]

“Mandriva today announced that the Nigerian government has
selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running on Mandriva Linux for
educational use in nationwide pilot in Nigeria. Mandriva is working
with Intel Corporation and Technology Support Center Ltd. to
provide 17,000 Intel-powered classmate PCs. The aim of this project
is to improve the quality of technology delivered to students, and
to help teachers and parents.

“The Intel-powered classmate PC is a small, rugged, mobile
educational solution specially designed for primary students in
emerging markets. Shipped in May this year, this fully functional
PC is currently being piloted in more than 25 countries around the
world. Nigeria was one of the first countries to run pilots of
Intel-powered classmate PCs in their schools…”


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