The Foundation that manages the One Laptop Per Child Program (which will give one low-cost, Linux-based laptop to every child in the developing world -- eventually) is making their machines available for sale in the developed world this Christmas. The price is $399, and includes two laptops, one of which will be given to a child in the developing world. I've just signed up to get one -- I just wish that this was structured as a donation to the Foundation, since I think they'd sell a ton of these if the purchasers could get a tax-receipt for them just before the tax year closes.
Starting November 12, One Laptop Per Child will be offering a Give 1 Get 1 Program for a brief window of time. For $399, you will be purchasing two XO laptops--one that will be sent to empower a child to learn in a developing nation, and one that will be sent to your child at home. If you're interested in Give 1 Get 1, we'll be happy to send you a reminder email. Just sign up in the box to the left and you'll receive your reminder prior to the November 12 launch date.
One Laptop Per Child machines for sale this Xmas?
One laptop per child for the developing world
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Screenshots of OS for the $100 laptop
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