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OLPC parts shortage manageable, says maker

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computerworld: The company manufacturing the One Laptop Per Child notebook played down the impact of component shortages, rebutting local reports that the shortages will affect supplies of the computer when it ships in October.

OLPC battery life--an update

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c|net blogs: After my Monday-morning blog post reporting on some preliminary battery-life testing for the XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project, I was contacted by Jim Gettys, vice president software for OLPC.

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OLPC battery life-- what's the real story?

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c|net blogs: Hearing OLPC representative Walter Bender repeat the claim of "10 or 12 hours" of battery life "with heavy use" reminded me of an open question from the last few times I blogged about the OLPC project. What is the battery life of this machine, really?

The OLPC Linux Based Laptop Wins International Design Award

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Linux Electrons: Yesterday, the Linux based One Laptop Per Child was presented an INDEX: AWARD for winning the Community category. The INDEX: AWARD is presented every other year, and in addition to the glory, each award comes with a €100 000 prize. INDEX: AWARD operates with five categories, which refer to the context for which the designs are intended: body, home, work, play and community.

Production of low-cost laptop to start in September

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engineering news: 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 team shows off UI design

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arstechnica: At the keynote for the recent UX Week conference in Washington, DC, designers from the OLPC project and Pentagram Design gave a live demonstration of the laptop's Sugar user interface.

Is the OLPC project doomed to failure?

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ZDNet: As laudable as this dream is, the ideal unfortunately runs counter to a fundamental fact of life: a computer cannot exist independent of basic economic realities.

One Intel Inside Laptop Per Child

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olpcnews.com: No matter how you feel about Teemu Leinonen's suggestion that One Laptop Per Child should use Participatory Design in developing a XO-2, it looks like Intel Corporation is already pre-participating in the next generation of OLPC products.

A look at the Mozilla-based One Laptop per Child web browser

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mozilla links: The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project is in the final steps to finally ship the first laptops to poor children living in poor countries. The Gecko-based browser is as simple as it gets and then a little bit simpler.

WebKit and XULRunner (Mozilla) side by side on the XO

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j5live.com:Yesterday I tasked Dan Winship, who recently joined Red Hat on the OLPC project, with porting WebKit as a Sugar activity when he had free time. Today I came into the office to find an e-mail with a link to the activity. Here are some screen shots.

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