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Choice News THURSDAY, NOV 17, 2005  |  1 comments
UN debut for $100 laptop for poor


Nicholas Negroponte wants to make millions of the machines

A prototype of a cheap and robust laptop for pupils has been welcomed as an "expression of global solidarity" by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

The green machine was showcased for the first time by MIT's Nicholas Negroponte at the UN net summit in Tunis.

He plans to have millions of $100 machines in production within a year.

The laptops are powered with a wind-up crank, have very low power consumption and will let children interact with each other while learning.


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Jim | Nebraska  
One very good thing, they are not powered by software of what is effect and monopoly, Microsoft. If the software was provided by Microsoft, the computer would cost twice is much to make. As it is, I can even afford one.

Now, Bill Gates, could be truly generous and give several hundred million dollars to the project, even if he doesn't get the software market. It is good to see that an operating system like Linux will be used on this Volkswagen of a computer.

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