OLPC Update
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat on 26 August 2006 at 01:00 AM EDT. Add A Comment
The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) program has gotten a new name, price, and features. According to Ars Technica, the OLPC program will advertise the laptop as The Children's Machine (CM1). The price has been upped $40 from the original $100 USD, but this heightened price comes with new system specifications. The new laptop will feature a 400Mhz AMD Geode, integrated digital video camera and still camera, 128MB of DRAM, and 512MB of flash memory for internal storage. The laptop will also feature wireless support and more.
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