It's a really cool machine

>> Monday, November 12, 2007

One Laptop Per Child has started their "Give One Get One" sale today: $400 gets you one XO laptop for yourself and one laptop for a child in a developing country.

This is a really, really cool machine. It's rugged. It uses flash memory instead of a moving-parts hard drive. The monitor is designed to conserve power and to be visible under variable-light conditions (i.e. it can be set to be viewable in direct sunlight--a problem for LCD screens--as well as indoor conditions). The Linux distro used has been given a child-friendly and network-friendly interface (the XO can automatically detect nearby XO laptops and create a mesh network with them). It can be recharged with a hand-crank. It's a really, really cool machine.

Anyway, I thought I'd pass the word along....


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