April 18, 2001
Low-cost Indian PC to hit market soon
Author: JT Smith
India is bridging its digital divide the common sense way: The Simputer. Short for Simple, Inexpensive, and Multilingual, the Simputer will sell for around $200. Part of the low cost of the unit can be attributed to the fact that it uses Open Source software -- including Linux -- eliminating the inexpensive licensing deals that enslave most PC manufacturers. Full story at CNET News.com.