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One Laptop sighted in Cape Town

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The much talked about One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a low-cost laptop computer for the developing world, was finally on show at the Digital Freedom Expo in Cape Town this week.

The laptop, a beta version of the final product, sports a green casing, a liquid-proof keyboard, a couple of dust covers for the ports and the Sugar operating system which is based on Fedora Core 6. While the design on show looks a little fragile the plastic used for the casing is in fact thicker than that used in most other notebooks.

There is also a plan to include a rubberised design in the near future.

The final OLPC is expected to cost around R750 (the exchange rate for US$100) when it is launched.

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