Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:27 UTC, submitted by MissinBeOS
Hardware, Embedded Systems From the WSJ: "The dream of cheap computers in the hands of millions of poor children is becoming a reality, though not exactly as its proponents imagined. For-profit competitors snatched the idea and have run with it."
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RE: The article in short
by GhePeU on Tue 4th Dec 2007 20:13 UTC in reply to "The article in short"
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Bullshits. The XO hardware and software is superior.

And the results of the field tests are available to show that the children are very capable to run the XO, even in its beta incarnation.

Edited 2007-12-04 20:17

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RE[2]: The article in short
by GeneralZod on Tue 4th Dec 2007 20:30 in reply to "RE: The article in short"
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RE[3]: The article in short
by Bobthearch on Tue 4th Dec 2007 20:40 in reply to "RE[2]: The article in short"
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2006-01-27

And here are the results of the field tests:

If I had my way, nobody would be allowed to comment on the OLPC project without reading them first :p


Those "results" are actually press releases from within OLPC, hardly unbiased product reviews. Who would have guessed that kids would rather use electronic toys than write in the dirt with sticks?

And they say nothing about how the OLPC machines compare with the commercial competing products, the point of Almafeta's post.

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