Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 21st Aug 2008 18:07 UTC
Intel "Intel offered a sneak peek of the next-generation of its Classmate PC design at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco today. The new design features a tablet, touchscreen, and motion-sensing user interface, and is powered by - you guessed it - an Atom processor."
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by poundsmack on Thu 21st Aug 2008 18:43 UTC
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2005-07-13

the 945? really? that chipset takes 5 times more power to use than the proccessor itself. (atom->4watts, 945->22watts) the 3 or 4 series chipsets would have made more sense from a power consumption prospective.

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Comment by moleskine
by moleskine on Thu 21st Aug 2008 18:57 UTC
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Considering the earlier incarnation of this machine was part of Intel's quite deliberate attempt to destroy the OLPC project, my own feeling is that the Classmate should by boycotted. If I needed a machine like this, I'd wait for one from someone else. The article, with the pics of schoolchildren from around the world, would like us to think that Intel cares. Intel doesn't.

Edited 2008-08-21 18:58 UTC

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RE: Comment by moleskine
by poundsmack on Thu 21st Aug 2008 19:43 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
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2005-07-13

intel is first and foremost a business, and business's stay alive by making money. you can hardly hold it against intel for seeing an emerging market and wanting a piece of it. Intel is not just some evil souless corporation, they do a lot of good for compunities, open source, the environment, and so on.

to hate them just because you need someone to hate is fine, but don't put them down without knowing the facts first.

http://www.intel.com/intel/corpresponsibility/index.htm?iid=siteind...

http://www.intel.com/intel/environment/index.htm?iid=siteindex+corp...

http://www.intel.com/community/index.htm?iid=siteindex+corp_communi...

...the list goes on and on

Edited 2008-08-21 19:51 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by moleskine
by ari-free on Thu 21st Aug 2008 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by moleskine"
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not only that but they are proud of their tech, their engineers and they feel they have something to offer to the rest of the world.

Don't be a drama queen. This is about technology, not about good vs evil.

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RE: Comment by moleskine
by ari-free on Thu 21st Aug 2008 20:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
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ok I'll tell Libya and Burma to boycott the classmate. In the name of freedom.

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RE: Comment by moleskine
by helf on Thu 21st Aug 2008 22:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, I dunno, the OLPC Project did a mighty fine job of destroying itself.

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For accuracy
by AdamW on Thu 21st Aug 2008 20:14 UTC
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2005-07-06

For accuracy's sake - Mandriva was one of the OSes certified for the original ClassmatePC, but not the only one. Windows XP was also certified. Both have been used in production installations of ClassmatePCs. I don't think there were any other certified OSes, but IMBW on that one.

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RE: For accuracy
by amjith on Thu 21st Aug 2008 20:26 UTC in reply to "For accuracy"
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2005-07-08

Adam, the ClassmatePC website says that Mesh Network is available for Linux only. Do you know if this is the same as the Mesh network in OLPC? Is it a ClassmatePC exclusive feature or can we see it on the next Mandriva PowerPack edition?

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RE[2]: For accuracy
by AdamW on Thu 21st Aug 2008 20:40 UTC in reply to "RE: For accuracy"
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2005-07-06

If that's talking about the new Classmate, I don't know if that actually has anything to do with MDV at all, I'm not sure what the status with the new Classmate is.

AFAIK the original Mandriva-on-Classmate didn't have any custom mesh networking stuff. At least, it didn't when I saw it. I may be entirely clueless on this, it's not a project I was heavily involved in ;)

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who cares about the kids...
by hobgoblin on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 05:38 UTC
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2005-07-06

i want one of those for my own use!

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