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With no $10 laptop in sight, India buys 250,000 OLPCs

The government of India has signed an agreement with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project and will purchase 250,000 of the organization's XO laptops. The machines will be distributed to students throughout the country. India's decision to embrace OLPC is a bit unexpected in light of the country's past antagonism towards the project.
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OLPC waves goodbye to AMD for new XO laptop, adopts VIA chip

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, which builds low-cost mobile computing devices for students in developing countries, has announced plans to update its XO laptop.
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A Linux Netbook Done The Right Way: the Sylvania g Netbook Meso

Article Source ONLamp
April 1, 2009, 9:01 am

In just over two months of use so far I have been very impressed with the Sylvania g Netbook Meso. None of the issues, hardware or software, that I encountered with the original g Netbook, are seen in the somewhat newer model. The Meso has proven to be an upgrade in performance, in reliability, a...

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How to suspend and hibernate a laptop under Linux

Most modern laptops use Advanced Configuration & Power Interface (ACPI) for power management, so we'll focus on that. Since ACPI support for Linux (ACPI4Linux) is in constant development, you'll need a recent kernel (2.6.15 or later) in order to utilize all the latest advancements.

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