November 6, 2009

OLPC Switching to ARM, Plans Paper Thin Netbook

Article Source LinuxDevices
November 6, 2009, 12:45 pm

One Laptop per Child chairman Nicholas Negroponte told Xconomy that OLPC is prepping an ARM-based version 1.75 of its XO netbook while planning to release a "paper-thin" version 3.0 in 2012. Meanwhile, the Internet Archive is providing OLPC users with 1.6 million e-books, says the nonprofit organization.

After a tough year of layoffs and sponsor defections, the non-profit OLPC organization, devoted to seeding its low-cost, Linux-ready XO netbooks around the world for schoolchildren in developing nations, received some good news two weeks ago. The Internet Archive announced it would make 1.6 million e-books available free to children with XO netbooks. The San Francisco based nonprofit has reformatted all 1.6 million of its e-books, mostly public-domain works that have outlived their copyright term, for optimal viewing on the XO...

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