The OX laptop...
kline at tao.thought.org
Mon Apr 16 03:46:08 UTC 2007
On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 03:43:43PM -0300, Sergio Lenzi wrote:
> Here in my country is happening
> the FISL http://fisl.softwarelivre.org/8.0/www/?q=en
> they finally show the $100 dollar laptop for children..
> the machine have 512mb of memory, more 512mb of flash rom,
> resolution of about 1000x900 keyboard and mouse .....
> they have been in testing for some months now... the children
> sure approve ... Red Hat has yet the operating system, and
> expect a small footprint of "gnome" to run on the unit.http://www.escolabr.com/portal/uploads/img462041309c410.jpg..
> The govern is expect to buy and distribute the machine
> by the "milions" (about 3milion units/year)... only in Brazil
> May be I will have 2 in my hands next week..
> With a market of about 8 milion units (in -3 years) of a machine
> that does not runs windows.. I think it will run BSD (netbsd/freebsd)
> have wireless sound and camera, small footprint, lightweight....
> It is the dawn of an era of market where only open source software...
> Any educational program or "thing" that fits on that computer will
> be bought by the govern in milion units... and of course will cost
> much less than the "commercial" solution we have today...
> Comments pleaase????
I heard/read that these will be "networked" by transceiver going
peer-to-peer. With a range of a few miles. The school or
university would serve at the link with the Internet. Yes?
If other, please explain.
I think this kind of universally affordable and endlessly
useful computer will give us countless thousands of wizards
and other scholars who would be wedged in a hopeless situation.
In a word:: Yes!
> take a look -> http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagem:OLPC-Drawing75c.png
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