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$100 laptops for poor countries

A company from Taiwan has promised to start producing cheap laptops to
be sold to students in poor countries. The price for the laptops will
be around $100. This cheap laptop will use Linux operating system and
will be powered by hand-cranked generator. The initiator of this
project - Nicholas Negroponte - wants to sell anywhere between 5 and 15
million laptops.



The laptops will be distributed early 2006 in countries like Nigeria, Thailand, Argentina, China, etc.



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