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    Re: one laptop per child, intel is gone

    Intel really are pathetic. Glad I didn't buy their CPU's last time I upgraded. Don't care about the performance hit from running AMD, happy not to give that company any more of my cash. Don't have any respect for a company that can't put aside its business interests over those of the needs of the developing world.

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    Re: one laptop per child, intel is gone

    SO now will AMD have a go at making good on intels broken promises?
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    Re: one laptop per child, intel is gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixon Bainbridge View Post
    Intel really are pathetic. Glad I didn't buy their CPU's last time I upgraded. Don't care about the performance hit from running AMD, happy not to give that company any more of my cash. Don't have any respect for a company that can't put aside its business interests over those of the needs of the developing world.
    Actually, Intel is making a computer with the same market as the one laptop project. I think the main problem is that the one laptop per child people didn't want Intel to use the processor in other computers. If that is the case, I fully support Intel.

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    Re: one laptop per child, intel is gone

    yeah I agree.

    looks like OLPC were making an impossible demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daverich View Post
    yeah I agree.

    looks like OLPC were making an impossible demand.

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    I don't understand why they would make that demand. Intel is working on a project similiar to the OLPC, so it should actually help the user base. Competition is good.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7171201.stm

    After reading the bbc report I've lost all respect for the OLPC people. What makes them think they should be the only company providing laptops for poor people??????? That's either pure arrogance or they are trying to get a monopoly.

    Intel have always produced equipment for a large number of projects, companies and systems. It's a complete joke that a small group like OLPC would make restrictive demands on a major chip producer like Intel. OLPC can go and get stuffed if that's the way they want to do business. We gave them alot of repsect because they were promoting Linux, but I'd prefer that we not take advantage of poor people to promote Linux.
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    http://www.intel.com/intel/worldahead/classmatepc/

    http://www.classmatepc.com/


    There is the Intel Classmate, looks pretty good.

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    Re: one laptop per child, intel is gone

    The article is pretty much just FUD.

    I really fail to see how Intel leaving is "dealing a big blow to the ambitious project" because the XO uses AMD and the Classmate is a Microsoft project,

    Intel believed all along that there is a need for multiple alternatives
    Intel and MS have both been whining about the OLPC from the start,
    The Classmate was a feeble attempt to steal market share from a project which uses a Red Hat Linux based operating system.

    Which is sad because the OLPC isn't about market share, something that seems to be beyond the comprehension of companies like Intel and Microsoft.

    If I remember correctly, the OLPC did add the expansion capacity needed by Microsoft into the XO and basically told MS they were on their own to make it work.
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    Re: one laptop per child, intel is gone

    OLPC is turning into a joke. Hard to predict if the product will ever be delivered.

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