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$100 PC project will 'invigorate Linux desktop push'

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Open source software company Red Hat believes that the $100 laptop initiative could inject momentum in interest and take-up of open source desktop operating systems.

Speaking to ZDNet UK on Monday, Mike Evans, vice-president of corporate development said that although this is not the primary aim of the project, a cheap ubiquitous open-sourced based laptop would potentially initiate an increased interest in open source desktop technology.

"This will help invigorate the Linux desktop tech dynamic but it is not the main motivation," he said.

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