The One Laptop per Child initiative will present the United Nations with its $100 WiFi-enabled prototype this week. Brazil and Thailand have already expressed interest. The laptop will run on a Linux OS powered by an AMD processor with an eight-inch screen. Apple offered to donate copies of the Mac OS X to the project, but they were turned down because their OS is not open source. Google, Red Hat, News Corp. and Brightstar each contributed $2 million to the program. Even though the program targets developing countries, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney plans to spend $54 million to buy a laptop for each student in his state.
For more on the One Laptop per Child initiative:
- read this blog entry