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One Laptop per Child

A comparison of OLPC's XO laptop and Intel's Classmate PC

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Intel's World Ahead program took another step forward this month when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, received one of Intel's Classmate PC mobile devices. The Classmate PC given to President Silva is one of 30 prototype units sent to the nation's Ministry of Education for technical evaluation. Intel plans to provide another 800 units next month for a preliminary field test.

Interactive OLPC XO Display Simulation

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Many people still have not seen the innovative display of the OLPC project's "XO" laptop. It has twice the resolution of a regular LCD (200 dpi), and works in bright daylight in gray-scale reflective mode.

OLPC project distributes second round of beta units

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The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project is shipping out another set of prototype XO laptops. Designated BTest-2, this series of beta test units is primarily intended to help testers evaluate improvements to the screen and touchpad. The BTest-2 units, which are in transit to select developers, will also be used to perform early tests on the wireless mesh technology.

Sugar me! (Opera)

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Work on the OLPC XO is progressing - and we got past one of the biggest hurdles so far: integration into the Sugar environment.

Work on the OLPC XO is progressing - and we got past one of the biggest hurdles so far: integration into the Sugar environment.

OLPC as a music player

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One side project I’ve been having fun with is creating an activity to allow the olpc to play music. At first I was just going to port a MusicPD (mpd) client over to olpc to allow me to use the laptop as a remote control at parties. Mpd runs as a system-level service that plays music, and then users can connect to it with many dozens of available clients to tell it to play music.

One Laptop Per Child kicks off PyCON 2007

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This year’s Python Convention [1], being held this weekend in Dallas Texas, started off with an inspiring presentation by an engineer from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project [2] (Ivan Krstić) , showing off the hardware features of the new “OLPC XO 1” prototype, as well as some “dangerous ideas” about its software design: a large part of the user space code for the laptops will be i

Building the XO: Introducing Sugar

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One Laptop Per Child comes closer to being a reality every day — and every day, more people are looking for ways to get involved with the OLPC project. It will still be quite a while before the XO systems are available for broad distribution, but people can see for themselves what the XO is all about by downloading Sugar, the core of the OLPC Human Interface.

First $150 laptops arrive in Africa

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African countries will be among the first to roll out $150 laptops, after officials announced they would start receiving products from the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) initiative.

Building the £50 laptop

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The first £50 OLPC laptops could ship to children in emerging economies within months. PC Advisor speaks to the people behind the project to see how they made the impossible possible.

When plans to build and distribute a £50 laptop to schoolchildren in emerging economies were first announced two years ago, the people behind the scheme had their fair share of critics.

One million OLPC laptop orders confirmed

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Quanta Computer, the world's largest contract laptop PC manufacturer, already has confirmed orders for one million notebook PCs for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, a company representative said Thursday.

OLPC Display

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The most unique thing about the current OLPC is the display technology. Unfortunately, I know very little about it. I wrote a little description of it for a friend which I've reproduced here.

Inside the $100 laptop’s security spec

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Ivan Krstić mission to make the $100 laptop a monoculture of impossible targets shifted into high gear with the public release of Bitfrost, an architecture-level specification covering the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) security model.

One Laptop Per Child: XO Phase 2

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One Laptop Per Child project is currently working on the “Build 2″ (B2) release of their “XO”laptop (the name comes from a characteristic symbol representing the user in the interface: a circle above the cross). The first pieces of the B1 series have been produced in November last year.

War of words between aid organization and OLPC erupts

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A war of words has erupted through email channels between Scandinavian-based aid organization FAIR and Dr Nicholas Negroponte of the One Latop Per Child (OLPC) project.

OLPC: yet another bad idea

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There are plenty of misguided projects which people in the West undertake, under the mistaken impression that they are helping those in the underdeveloped regions of the world.

The One Laptop Per Child initiative, a brainwave of MIT's Nicholas Negroponte, is just the latest in a long line. When you throw in fancy phrases like "bridging the digital divide" the publicity is ensured.

Opera OLPC Edition

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This is a special edition of the Opera desktop version - the Opera OLPC Edition.

Will OLPC change Linux?

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During a tutorial that Chris Blizzard gave at Linux.conf.au, there were quite a few interesting ideas and concepts raised that presented an interesting blueprint for Linux in the future.

Australia To Trial OLPC

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In a surprise announcement, the government of the Northern Territory has announced that they are testing the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) machines with a view to launching trials in remote communities.

'$100 laptop' consumer launch rumours denied

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The organisation working on a low-cost laptop for developing-world education has rushed to deny speculation that the machines may become generally available to the public, following news reports earlier this week.

OLPC to reach $100 laptop mark next year

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The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project has whittled down the cost of the green and white computer it hopes to deliver to schoolchildren in developing countries to about $130 (£67) so far, and hopes to reach the target price of $100 (£52) in 2008, according to an OLPC project leader.

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