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MIT geniuses dream up $100 Linux laptop

Sep 29, 2005 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Up to 15 million WiFi-enabled laptop computers running Linux and powered by wind-up dynamos could be distributed to school children in China, Brazil, Egypt, South Africa, and Thailand by an idealistic project that originated within MIT's Media Lab, according to PC Magazine.

(Click for larger view of laptop prototype)

Find out more about the One Laptop per Child project, and its 500MHz, 1GB, 1-Megapixel Linux laptop by reading the full story at PC Magazine.

$100 Laptop Effort Gains Momentum

This is by no means the first low-cost personal computer project. The MIT project joins the India's Simputer and AMD's Personal Internet Computer (PIC), and VIA will soon announce its own entry.

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