Displaying items by tag: OLPC

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 09:53

OLPC arrives in remote Australian schools

The Northern Territory has seen the formal launch of One Laptop Per Child deployments in Australia.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 09 February 2009 05:02

OLPC no longer wants to change the world

There is more disquieting news emerging from the One Laptop per Child project - or what remains of it, following the sackings and budget cuts in January.
Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 22 January 2009 08:30

LCA2009: Sugar Labs tries to pick up the pieces

It was created to sit on the laptops of the One Laptop Per Child project but after the numerous fiascos that the mother project faced, the Sugar learning system is now being developed entirely independently of OLPC.
Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 04:01

OLPC days numbered as recession bites

The One Laptop Per Child organisation (OLPC), looks to have conceded that its "$100 laptop" has been a gigantic lapflop as the global recession bites deeper. Recent reports indicate that OLPC has suffered a massive sales downturn of its XO computer, resulting in equally massive staff layoffs and budget slashing.

Published in Strategy
Give a gift of a netbook this year; I will be. These ultra-light computing devices are versatile, affordable and appealing. But which one to buy? Should you pay more for a laptop? What are the pros and cons between different models? Never fear, here's how to work your way through the morass and buy with confidence!

Published in The Linux Distillery
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 02:50

OLPC launches $700 lap toy promotion in Australia

The so-called $100 third world one laptop per child (OLPC) vision of Nicholas Negroponte has now become the around $700 (including GST and shipping charges) two-for-one "lap toy" Christmas promotion in Australia.

Published in Beerfiles
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The school children of the Island of Niue have been the recipients of a technological donation: 500 XO OLPC laptops. Fantastic, or folly?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Sunday, 24 August 2008 21:16

Another OLPC man goes his own way

Another stalwart of the One Laptop per Child Project has gone his own way – after telling project founder Nicholas Negroponte that he (Negroponte) had failed to go beyond the stage of a prototype.

Published in Open Sauce
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Saturday, 14 June 2008 08:47

OLPC: one laptop per hungry child

If they have no bread let them eat cake. We've all heard that famous line, which is attributed to Marie Antoinette, though the original quote came from Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions.
Published in Open Sauce

Whether it was to your taste or not, there’s no denying the ASUS Eee Linux subnotebook was a massive sales success. Demand far exceeded initial production so it’s not surprising competitor models are on their way. And here’s why the hardware manufacturers are going to bring Linux to the masses far in advance of any amount of Ubuntu fanboyism.

Published in The Linux Distillery
One would think that the troubled One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization would have pulled back from making outlandish claims after failing by a long shot to deliver the fabled $100 laptop to the underprivileged children of the third world. Obviously, the rule at OLPC is when at first you don't succeed set an even more outlandish target - $75 for a dual screen laptop.

Published in Beerfiles
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 14:49

OLPC: following in the steps of Microsoft

When Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the One Laptop Per Child project, said two months ago that the project needed to be managed "more like Microsoft" he was speaking nothing but the truth.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 19 May 2008 12:27

Sugar craving for new hardware

Moves are afoot to take the Sugar user interface to a wider range of hardware than just the OLPC's XO for which it was originally developed.

Published in Open Source
The man who once was the president of OLPC, the initiative to provide “one laptop per child” to some of the world’s poorest and digitally divided children, has joined Sugar Labs. Why? To do what Nicholas Negroponte won’t – providing open source opportunities for learning, instead of being just another laptop seller.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 16 May 2008 07:35

OLPC: one virile Windows laptop per child

The news that Windows XP will be made available on the One Laptop Per Child's XO laptop is now official. When the project began, a move such as this would have been dismissed out of hand by any of those involved. What has changed to make the OLPC just another seller of Windows laptops?

Published in Open Sauce
Not yet available but due in stores by the end of May, the new Asus Eee PC 900 series is the most anticipated computer of the year, with more storage, more memory and a bigger screen in both Windows XP and Linux models. Clearly destined to be another major hit for Asus, the Eee PC 900 faces real competition this time in the new HP Mini-Note – will both be winners?

Published in Fuzzy Logic

It has been known for months that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative, originally conceived by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, is opening an independent endorsed office in Australia. Now that the news has gone mainstream, questions arise as to why? In an interview with iTWire, OLPC Australia board director Jeff Waugh provides some answers and says why Microsoft Windows has no role.

Published in Beerfiles
Wednesday, 07 May 2008 15:52

Outsider to lobby for OLPC Down Under

It's quite characteristic of the cultural cringe that prevails in Australia that a man who works in America, Barry Vercoe, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is coming to the country next week to lobby for the local branch of the One Laptop Per Child project.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 24 April 2008 07:07

OLPC: one excuse per child

Nicholas Negroponte, the head of the One Laptop per Child project, is in the news again, this time trying to rationalise the appearance of Windows XP on the laptop manufactured by the project.
Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 26 March 2008 21:32

OLPC: one resignation per child

Nicholas Negroponte must be crying in his beer. The One Laptop Per Child project has hit yet another roadblock with the resignation of Ivan Krstic , the project's director of security architecture.

Published in Open Sauce
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