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Negroponte: Sugar OS was OLPC’s biggest mistake

The netbook revolution has its roots in the One Laptop Per Child project. OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte envisioned getting cheap, educational, and open source laptops into the hands of millions of children around the world. Things haven’t really worked out that way. Four years after the project begun, only 900,000 OLPC XO Laptops have been […]

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Eee PC trumps OLPC for use in developing nations in slightly biased test

The OLPC XO Laptop was designed for use in developing nations. The computer gets excellent battery life, which makes it ideal for use in locations with limited access to electricity. And it has a unique interface designed to make the laptops simple to use for children that have had little to no exposure to computers. […]

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Despite shrinking staff, OLPC still thinking big

The OLPC project may be have suffered a series of setbacks recently. But founder Nicholas Negroponte still has big plans for the group’s next mini-laptop, the XO-2. An early mockup of the device was spotted yesterday, but the finished product isn’t expected for another 18 months or so. Negroponte seems to be making the rounds, […]

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How to run Mac OS 9 on an OLPC XO Laptop

Sure, there’s a lot of big mobile computing news coming out of CES this week. But Vegas isn’t the only place where you can find some pretty awesome netbook-related news. For instance, a member of the OLPC News forums posted an awesome guide to running Mac OS 9 on an OLPC XO Laptop. Sure, it’s […]