July 2, 2001

Linux-based 'Simputer' brings low-cost tech to India

Author: JT Smith

Internetnews.com: "A Simple Inexpensive Mobile
Computer or Simputer stands to bring the IT revolution to rural India.

Running on three AAA batteries and an Intel chip, the Simputer will
boast a free Linux operating system, 32MB of RAM and 16MB of
Flash memory. At a cost of only $200, this simple device (which
resembles a hefty Palm) may well bring the e-revolution to India
where a scant 2 million PC's are currently distributed between a
poverty stricken populace of nearly 1 billion."


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