Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2005 10:32 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The $100 (E 83,-) laptop computers that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers want to get into the hands of the world's children would be durable, flexible and self-reliant. Among the key specs: A 500-megahertz processor by AMD and flash memory instead of a hard drive with moving parts. To save on software costs, the laptops would run the freely available Linux operating system instead of Windows.
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Hand Crank
by whartung on Thu 29th Sep 2005 16:37 UTC
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With a decent power managment module and good "sleep" performance, that hand crank will be pretty nifty I think. But it will definately add weight and bulk to the device.

What this essentially is, tho, is a large format PDA if you think about the basic design, it just happens to run Linux and X.

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