Friday, January 4, 2008
One Laptop Per Child
Intel drops out of One Laptop Per Child program A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past an Intel Core Duo advertisement outside a computer shop in Beijing March 26, 2007. Intel Corp said on Thursday it will drop out of the One Laptop Per Child project and resign from the board after the project's board demanded the chipmaker stop supporting other efforts in emerging markets. REUTERS/Claro Cortes
Intel drops out of One Laptop Per Child program
Intel Corp (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Thursday it will drop out of the One Laptop Per Child project and resign from the board after the project's board demanded the chipmaker stop supporting other efforts in emerging markets.
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit project run by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, aimed to sell $100 laptops to the world's poor children.
But it began selling in October for $200 through a donor program to finance the program's launch.
The OLPC board "had asked Intel to end its support for non-OLPC platforms including the Classmate PC and other systems," Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said. "They wanted us to focus our support exclusively on the OLPC system."
A representative for the OLPC project was not immediately reachable.
Mulloy said Intel decided to drop out after six months of discussion.
Intel last year introduced the Classmate, a laptop for developing markets. It is likely to have other projects this year.
"We've always said there will be many solutions. The most important priority is to serve the need," he said.
One Laptop Per Child Application Development
This OLPC (One-Laptop-Per-Child) tutorial teaches you how to develop Python activities for the XO laptop. It covers the ins and outs of Sugar (the XO user interface, or UI) and the details behind activity development. You will also learn about Python programming, Sugar application program interfaces (APIs) for Python, and platform emulation with QEMU. Learn OLPC application development and help the worlds children."
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