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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 14:57

Stateless Systems props indigenous PC push

Melbourne based web specialist Stateless Systems has promised to pay for just over 2,000 XO 1.5 laptops which will be distributed to children in the Northern Territory by the One Laptop Per Child organisation.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:44

OLPC Australia kicks on

The Australian arm of the One Laptop Per Child project has announced an acceleration of its rollout plans for remote areas.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:59

OLPC breaks 1,000 machine barrier

The One Laptop Per Child project has so far deployed 1,000 of its XO laptops in Australia and taken the first delivery of the next generation devices which it will unveil in coming weeks.

Saturday, 29 August 2009 05:20

OLPC will make children Microserfs: FSF

The Free Software Foundation has described the One Laptop per Child Project as one that will only help to "turn millions of children into Microsoft dependents".

Published in Open Sauce
Sunday, 09 August 2009 06:32

OLPC Australia trying to burnish its image

Rangan Srikhanta is an enthusiastic young man with one of the most difficult jobs in the country.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 06:33

OLPC: the more we know, the more we marvel

The One Laptop per Child project is a forgotten entity these days - and rightly so. From being a high-profile unit it has degenerated into a curiosity.
Published in Open Sauce
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
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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
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