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2008-04-03 15:00:00

Intel Corp. announced the availability of bigger screens and more data storage capacity for its low-cost Classmate PCs Wednesday. The enhanced features will position the Classmate PCs to better compete with products from Cambridge, Mass.-based rival One Laptop per Child organization (OLPC).  The new PCs will begin selling this month for $300 to $500.   The move is part of the company's rising efforts to sell computers equipped with Intel chips to schools in developing...

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2008-03-20 01:00:00

Intel Corp's announcement on Wednesday that low-budget laptops priced around $300 would soon be available across the U.S. and throughout Europe by this Christmas.Known as the Classmate PC, the bargain laptop was initially marketed for people in developing countries, but it is among an emerging low-cost personal computer market that may soon have an impact on PC prices across the board.Lila Ibrahim, general manager of Intel's emerging market platform's group said the upcoming second-generation...

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2008-01-15 08:29:34

Mary Lou Jepsen, Chief Technology Officer of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation, has left her position to start a new for-profit company called Pixel Qi.   The new company is a spinout from the nonprofit OLPC foundation, which provides low-cost, networked laptops to disadvantaged children in developing countries.  Pixel Qi will commercialize the principal technologies used by OLPC and market them to makers of notebook computers, digital cameras, cell phones and other...

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2007-07-13 11:25:00

BOSTON -- The nonprofit that aims to seed the developing world with inexpensive laptop computers for schoolchildren has made peace with Intel Corp. (INTC), the project's most powerful rival. The One Laptop Per Child program and Intel said Friday that the chip maker would join the board of the nonprofit and contribute funding. The nonprofit effort - known as the "$100 laptop" because of the low price it hopes to reach with mass production - has been trying to line up governments in several...

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2007-04-26 18:20:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The founder of the ambitious "$100 laptop" project, which plans to give inexpensive computers to schoolchildren in developing countries, revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to its homegrown, open-source interface. Nicholas Negroponte, the former director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab who now heads the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child project, updated analysts and journalists on where...

2004-11-25 00:00:09

Nov. 25--Intel is making a big push to help personal computer makers in China and India offer the Linux operating system on machines powered by the company's chips. The Santa Clara chip giant said many of its customers who develop low-cost, non-brand-name PCs want to offer the free open-source Linux operating system. Despite its close alliance with Microsoft and its Windows operating system, Intel does not want to be left out of the growing market in China and India for Linux-based...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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