A live CD that boots Sugar, the system that will be included in the One Laptop Per Child project. It's in the beginning stages, but shows off some cool stuff. Works great on my MacBook, just wish they could get wifi working.
In its disputes with YouTube, Viacom has pulled the video of two developers from the Open Source Lab playing NES on the OLPC.
What does the sitcom "Seinfeld" have to do with One Laptop per Child (OLPC), the project aiming to distribute inexpensive notebook computers to the impoverished, third-world children?
Not much, except for the fact that two critics of OLPC -- Linspire Latest News about Linspire President and CEO Kevin Carmony and company Chairman Michael Robertson -- refer to an episode of the show when discussing OLPC. They say there are parallels between OLPC and the 1997 Seinfeld installment "The Muffin Tops."
Eric Deritis from AMD gives an overview of the OLPC. The One Laptop Per Child project is an important one, and Eric not only shows us a near-final build of the hardware and software, but he also gives us some background on the project itself, and why it’s impact could be so huge.
"Work on the OLPC XO is progressing - and we got past one of the biggest hurdles so far: integration into the Sugar environment.
The CERTI Foundation, a R&D foundation in Brazil that is testing the OLPC's XO for the Brazilian government, developed all the necessary activity files - a great thanks from the Opera team for the effort João Bosco A. Pereira Filho and his team have put into helping the integration work."
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project aims to put low-cost laptops into the hands of impoverished children in the developing world, but work is already underway to trial them among indigenous populations in Australia.
The simple laptop, currently being built for around $US150 each, is the brainchild of MIT Media Lab and Nicholas Negroponte, who billed it as being revolutionary for children's education.
The UK's Green Party has accused Microsoft of "unacceptable bribery" in trying to run Windows on the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.
"Open source tools are a way to let the global south develop their own knowledge economies," Siân Berry, principal speaker for the Green Party, told VNUNet in an email.
Microsoft wants to make its Windows operating system available on the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) notebook computers, OLPC chairman Nicholas Negroponte said at the NetEvents conference in Hong Kong on Saturday.
"I have known [Microsoft chairman] Bill Gates his entire adult life. We talk, we meet one-on-one, we discuss this project," said Negroponte.