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.


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