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Re: Intel Feels Fury of OLPC Scorned
Posted by: Fred J. Aun 2008-01-09 12:48:35
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The strained relationship between the One Laptop Per Child organization and Intel has come to an inglorious end with Intel resigning and OLPC claiming the chipmaker "contributed nothing of value." Intel and OLPC announced in July they would work together "to bring the benefits of technology to the developing world through synergy of their respective programs." It was an unusual pairing to begin with, since the OLPC's cheap XO notebooks are based on AMD processors and because Intel has a product of its own -- the Classmate -- that competes with the XO.


Re: Intel Feels Fury of OLPC Scorned
Posted by: jackhidary 2008-01-09 23:17:59 In reply to: Fred J. Aun
I am lucky enough to have one of the new XO laptops from olpc. this device is nothing short of revolutionary.
more thoughtful design went into this object than the boeing 777.
it is not just about the hardware. this software -with its many opportunities for kids to program and experiment - will lead to even further innovation.
intel is acting like a lumbering elephant in its heavy-footed approach on this. sad but predictable.
before you make any judgement on this venture get hold of an XO and give it a whirl.
Jack
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