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OLPC high-school release adds Gnome desktop

June 15th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has announced a high school-focused version of its low-cost XO laptop which includes the Gnome interface.

One Laptop Per Child project jumps on tablet bandwagon

May 28th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

On the back of the growing popularity of tablet devices the One Laptop Per Child project is now hoping to produce a sub-$100 tablet device.

One Laptop Per Child at Insite expo

September 11th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags: ,

XOs on show at science and tech innovation show.

One Laptop goes to sea

August 11th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Low-cost XO laptop will be used by TeamSA to write up progress during the Tall Ship’s Race.

Fedora launches OLPC group

July 21st, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Community Linux distribution forms group to support One Laptop Per Child project developers.

Fires ravage local One Laptop project

January 30th, 2008 | 3 Comments » Tags:

The South African arm of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has suffered a setback following the past weekend’s devastating fires in the Western Cape. The project’s servers, which are run from Scarborough in the Cape Peninsula, were apparently damaged by the excess smoke and water in the area, and are now apparently unlikely [...]

Italians confirm 50 000 OLPC donation to Ethiopia

January 21st, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags:

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has been getting some bad press recently so this is some good news. Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi has confirmed his commitment to give 50 000 One Laptop Per Child laptops to Ethiopian schools. This is not new news (the original announcement was last year) but it does [...]

Blast from the past: SimCity open sourced

January 12th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Some time back we wrote about Electronic Arts donating the original SimCity game to the One Laptop Per Child project. Well, now SimCity has been open sourced and released under a GPL3 licence. Which means you can download the source code and some binary versions. SimCity has primarily been made available for the OLPC so [...]

OLPC to dual-boot XP, face competition

January 10th, 2008 | 3 Comments » Tags: ,

The One Laptop Per Child project, which aims to deliver low-cost laptops to children in developing countries, has begun the year with a flurry of media coverage, but not all of it is as positive as the non-profit organisation would like. OLPC has received recent criticism from the open source community for its decision to [...]

Intel dumps OLPC, Negroponte loses it

January 6th, 2008 | 4 Comments » Tags:

There are numerous news reports covering Intel’s withdrawal from the One Laptop Per Child project. The company says it decided to leave the OLPC board because the One Laptop organisation had demanded it stop supporting other efforts in emerging markets. Of course what the OLPC board was specifically referring to was Intel’s Classmate, a laptop [...]