Thursday, January 04, 2007

One Laptop Per Child

Today I have rediscovered this project. I have read about it before but didn't take much about it. But yesterday I saw "a new", that was telling about OLPC in one Lithuanian news portal and decided to dig some info about it.
Here's a video where Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of whole OLPC project, talks about this idea and how it's getting close to reality. It's really interesting.
The main thing I like about OLPC laptop is that it runs a Linux, and a different UI called Sugar. This way people from developing countries won't be addicted to Windows as most of the users in other countries are. This might give more freedom to the whole computer industry because the more people are using free software, the more proprietary de facto standards die.
Wish you good luck and keep up the good work.