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caldevil
June 26th, 2006, 04:18 AM
I am very happy that one laptop per child (http://www.laptop.org) initiative is close to reality now. Admittedly I was a bit skeptic when I first heared about it but the project has come up really nice. Production is expected to start ealy next year with government in many developing countries extending their full support for it.

Another good thing if the project become successful then it would boost desktop linux market share tremendously. Right now these laptops are planned to be based on fedora core. I wish they were using a debian based distro if not Ubuntu particularly.

professor_chaos
June 26th, 2006, 04:22 AM
Removed for reasons of stupidity....

caldevil
June 26th, 2006, 04:38 AM
^^^Where did you hear about that? ASFAIK its certainly not true.

caldevil
June 26th, 2006, 04:40 AM
Also this is one of the most ridiculous statement I have heard.


On March 15, 2006, after having introduced the Ultra Mobile PC, Bill Gates mocked the project, saying “If you are going to go have people share the computer, get a broadband connection and have somebody there who can help support the user, geez, get a decent computer where you can actually read the text and you're not sitting there cranking the thing while you're trying to type.”

professor_chaos
June 26th, 2006, 04:59 AM
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warp99
June 26th, 2006, 05:04 AM
Also this is one of the most ridiculous statement I have heard.

I like Negroponte's answer: :mrgreen:


"AMD is our partner, which means Intel is pissing on me. Bill Gates is not pleased either but if I am annoying Microsoft and Intel then I figure I am doing something right."

http://www.silicon.com/research/specialreports/opensource/0,3800004943,39159281,00.htm