Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Production of low-cost laptop to start in September

Filed under
OLPC

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project will start mass production of its first laptop model, the OLPC XO, in September, says chief technology officer Mary Lou Jepson.

OLPC originally formed part of the Media Lab of the US-based Massachusets Institute of Technology, but is now an independent organisation.

The organisation's aim is to design a $100 laptop for educational use by children in developing nations.

"The project is going well. We are working closely with Intel, which has joined OLPC," says Jepson.

Jepson says it is not possible to say which countries will receive the laptops first, as they wish to make announcements on the matter themselves.

Individuals do not buy the laptops, but rather ministries of education, importing them at no duty, as OLPC is viewed as a humanitarian project.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Arch Linux 2015.03.01 Is Now Available for Download

A brand-new ISO image of the lightweight, highly customizable and powerful Arch Linux computer operating system has been released today, March 1, 2015, for those who want to deploy the acclaimed distribution on new computers. Read more

Cuberox, App-Driven Linux-Based Cube, Has Six Touch Screens

Vancouver-based startup Cuberox launched a new Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to raise funds for a Linux-based cube of the same name. This gadget sports a touch-enabled screen on each side and is capable of running six apps simultaneously. The campaign is shooting to acquire $150,000 in funding before the March 29, 2015 deadline. Read more

Rancher Labs builds Linux system for Docker

As Docker continues to gain popularity, more and more minimalist operating systems are emerging to run the platform in production and at scale. Rancher Labs recently announced a new open-source operating system designed explicitly for Docker. While Docker is able run on almost any Linux distribution, RancherOS was conceptualized out of the company’s own needs, according to Sheng Liang, founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. Read more

The state of Linux gaming in the SteamOS era

For decades after Linux's early '90s debut, even the hardest of hardcore boosters for the open source operating system had to admit that it couldn't really compete in one important area of software: gaming. "Back in around 2010 you only had two choices for gaming on Linux," Che Dean, editor of Linux gaming news site Rootgamer recalls. "Play the few open source titles, Super Tux Kart and so on, or use WINE to play your Windows titles." Read more