Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2007 13:40 UTC, submitted by Laurence
Hardware, Embedded Systems Chip-maker Intel "should be ashamed of itself" for efforts to undermine the USD 100 laptop initiative, according to its founder Nicholas Negroponte. He accused Intel of selling its own cut-price laptop - the Classmate - below cost to drive him out of markets. Professor Negroponte, who aims to distribute millions of laptops to kids in developing countries, said Intel had hurt his mission "enormously".
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Intel is safer
by brewmastre on Mon 21st May 2007 14:16 UTC
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I would imagine that a country investing money into Intel would be a safer bet. Nothing against OLPC, but do they really have to support and funding to keep up. What if they just fold and close their doors one day, then what, are they going to refund the advance money to all these countries? I doubt it. I also think it is very dangerous to sell PC's to kids that don't even have a standard interface. They will have no idea how to use anything else in the real world. At least the Classmate will come with either Windows or Linux, which are both using the standard 'Desktop metaphor' and not some TeletubbyOS interface.

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