OLPC to reach $100 laptop mark next year

The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project has whittled down the cost of the green and white computer it hopes to deliver to schoolchildren in developing countries to about $130 (£67) so far, and hopes to reach the target price of $100 (£52) in 2008, according to an OLPC project leader.

AOL preps Linux-based PMP

AOL is showcasing a Linux-based hard drive-equipped portable media player (PMP) manufactured by Haier, at CES this week. The Smartscreens Media Device packs a 30GB drive, plays MPEG4 and WMV videos over wired or Bluetooth wireless headphones, and can also receive Internet radio stations via WiFi.

ClearApp Announces Linux Mainframe Platform Certification

ClearApp, the only company offering Application Performance Management (APM) Automation(TM) for portal, J2EE and SOA applications, today announced that ClearApp's QuickVision 6.0 performance management solutions are now certified to manage applications running on Linux on IBM's System z mainframe platform. The announcement marks a continuation of ClearApp's platform enhancements to allow its best-of-breed automatic management solution to address a broader range of customer needs in the areas of SOA and J2EE portal applications.

Nokia's Linux-powered N800 Internet Tablet sneaks out early

Officially, Nokia Inc. is still mum about its new Linux-based N800 Internet Tablet, the successor to its N770 Internet Tablet, but it's already on sale in some U.S. stores.

Air Force needs quick price quote on Linux Cluster

Computer companies have just six days to offer price quotes to the U.S. Air Force for a multiprocessor computational cluster for running serial and parallel jobs.

Asking for quotes are officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Air Vehicles Directorate Structures Division (AFRL/VASD) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Quotes are due no later than Jan. 10. The request for quote number is FA8604-07-Q-7478.

Turbolinux new Linux desktop device Wizpy

Turbolinux, Inc., a global leader of Linux-based solutions, announced last month in Japan that they will release the new product wizpy which is Linux embedded and portable USB bootable device with digital audio capability.

Mvix launches Linux-Based HD multimedia center

Mvix has unveiled its Mvix Wireless Hi-Definition Media Center. This next-generation hard disk-based media center built around the stable Linux architecture is a true home-theater PC offering endless possibilities for the multimedia aficionados.

HP sells 100,000th Linux server in UK

Hewlett Packard has sold its 100,000th Linux-based server in the UK. The company has also shipped over 1,500,000 Linux servers worldwide.