The East African Community and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency have both signed partnerships with the One Laptop per Child initiative to bring laptops to students...
on 04/30/2010 – Made popular on 04/30/2010
In 2005, Nicholas Negroponte, who previous founded MIT's Media Lab, founded One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), which works with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to deliver low-cost laptops to children in developing nations. But this week, OLPC announced something a little bit different.
The One Laptop Per Child project announced Friday that it has teamed up with semiconductor manufacturer Marvell to offer kids in developing nations a computer for under $100. This time, the project will offer Marvell's Moby tablet computer.
One Laptop per Child, the education not-for-profit that provides cheap low-cost laptops to children in developing countries, is building a new device in partnership with Datawind, makers of the $50 (£29) Aakash tablets.
I am a high school teacher in search of cheap laptops for my students. They must be cheap because I plan buy them with my own money. The laptops would have the following mission critical duties:
1. Program in Java
2. Surf internet
3. Use Gimp
I could probably convince my wife to donate $1000 to the cause. However, in an ideal world, I would like to buy ten laptops.
OLPC OS, a Fedora-based Linux distribution designed for the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project's XO Laptop, has just reached version 13.2.0. OLPC OS 13.2.0 comes with some amazing new features, and the developers have chosen to maintain support and consistency for older laptop models.