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Intel based OLPC pulled from CES Keynote

One Laptop Per ChildIntel, who has reportedly been pushing hard to sell their ‘Classmate PC,’ vs the OLPC project’s AMD-based open-source system – has withdrawn from the OLPC project. According to online reports, Nicholas Negroponte, former Media Lab director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, finally had ‘enough’ of the constant sales pressure.

After documenting the sales pressure from Intel by an OLPC client – the fight really began. ….

One Laptop Per Child Project Still A Go

The founder of the ambitious “$100 laptop” project, which plans to give inexpensive computers to schoolchildren in developing countries, revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to its homegrown, open-source interface.