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Puppy Linux still wants to be the Linux operating system that powers the laptop computers in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, distro originator Barry Kauler says in an article published May 13 on the Puppy OS website.
The OLPC project, headed up by former MIT Media Lab head Nicholas Negroponte, signed Red Hat as a major sponsor early in the process. Because of that commitment, most observers believe that some form of Red Hat Linux will power the laptops -- most likely Fedora Core, Red Hat's community distribution. However, no official word has emerged from the OLPC project regarding which Linux OS will, in fact, be used.
Taiwan's Quanta Computer has been selected to build the hardware for the OLPC laptop.