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    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
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    Brand new $100 laptop to run Linux to debut!

    See the article at USA Today here.
    Last edited by Dapper Dan; 02-07-2006 at 10:53 PM.
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    Linux Engineer spencerf's Avatar
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    awesome article and idea. I live in Boston so I little pride for this idea coming from MIT here is cambridge.

    The ability to learn almost anything off the internet would open the door for many people in less fortunate areas of the world to study and learn for a fraction fo the cost. Imagine, one my college textbooks cost a 100 bucks, and a laptop you could learn from wiki-pedia basically for free. An iniative of this sort starting and funded by america would be money better spent than the billions of dollars spent on other "endeavours."
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    Red Hat has said that they will develop the distro for those interested:

    Looking for a distro? Look here.
    "There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience." - Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason)
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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Red Hat has said that they will develop the distro for those interested:

    "The United Nations recently endorsed the effort, but the project also has detractors, including Microsoft and Intel."

    Microsoft and Intel not behind this? It's not like they've got the most to lose over this? Oh, hang on...
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