Linked by David Adams on Mon 26th Jul 2010 00:44 UTC, submitted by orfanum
Hardware, Embedded Systems India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal unveiled a touchscreen tablet that he claims they will be able to produce for just $35. The device is being aimed at students, and seems to be taking the One Laptop Per Child idea and running with it. "Despite the price, users will get a touch-screen, a PDF reader and a webcam for video conferencing. There has been no confirmation of its specifications but reports suggest 2GB of memory, Wi-Fi and Ethernet and power consumption at just 2W. Naturally, the device will run Linux."
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RE[2]: Smells Subsidized
by Kochise on Mon 26th Jul 2010 08:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Smells Subsidized"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

Geos is NOT open source and use a "costly" (not free as in free beer) licensing scheme that cannot extend to a device below 50$ :/ Be it good technology or not...

Linux is FOSS and adaptable to foreign and/or exotic hardware architechture, so do Haiku, but not Geos !

Kochise

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RE[3]: Smells Subsidized
by Kochise on Mon 26th Jul 2010 10:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Smells Subsidized"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

BTW, have you considered using the BeagleBoard ? RiscOS has been ported successfully to it, why not doing the same with your favorite OS ?

Kochise

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RE[4]: Smells Subsidized
by Bobthearch on Mon 26th Jul 2010 14:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Smells Subsidized"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Beagleboard, starting at "only" $149...

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