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Hacao Classmate PC avaiable !

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Hi all,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Hot news from Vietnam here:

* Windows & Office ($38-license) vs Hacao Linux ($2-labor cost)

“This is the answer from Hoang le Minh (Vice director of HCMC Post &
Telecom service - Government) to a reporter from Echip questioning him about the
Classmate PC project from Intel and the possible choice of Hacao linux
as operating system (instead of Windows). In summary : the CMPC has some
physical limitations (256 MB Ram, 1 GB Flash memory) which prevents it
from effectively using Windows operating system. Moreover the cost of
Windows operating system would add 38$ to the overall bill, while
installing Hacao Linux would only cost 2$ (labor cost) per CMPC. Tests
made by Hacao Co. show that Hacao Linux is very appropriate to use with
the CMPC in Vietnam (target public would be primary school pupils.”

* Hacao Classmate PC at the first page ECHIP magazine & avaiable in Computer stores ($340 – include VAT)..

* Schools in Vietnam will using OpenOffice from 2008.
http://www.ictnews.vn/Tianyon/Index.aspx?ArticleID=7656&ChannelID=4

* Lobby Events for Hacao Classmate PC in Education Project (~ $250 – NO import TAX, VAT,...).

http://www.hca.org.vn/tin_tuc/hd_hoi/nam2007/thang12/hcathamgiahoithaodaklak
http://www.hca.org.vn/tin_tuc/vde_qtam/nam2007/thang12/pmnmchogiaoducvn

* Me & Ladislav Bodnar (Distrowatch.com) in Saigon City (travel + working).

Thanks,

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