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Even though the price of the OLPC has risen to $175, it is still cheaper than alternative projects

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) group recently announced that its low-cost laptop would be raised from $100 up to $175, but the group is still confident that enough orders will be placed for the group to begin mass production before September.  The goal behind the project is planning to offer inexpensive notebook computers to school children in developing nations.

Even with an increased price tag of $175, the notebooks are still much cheaper than what the computer industry has traditionally offered.  OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte previously stated the price of the notebooks could drop almost 25 percent per year.

A number of factors have caused the increase in the laptop, including design costs and a raise in price of nickel.

"We are perhaps at the most critical stage of OLPC's life," said Negroponte.

Using a modified version of Red hat Linux, the Quanta Computer-built laptop offers users an interface that has pictographic icons instead of traditional windows and folders.

OLPC reportedly already has 2.5 million unit orders, but has to reach the 3 million order mark before May 30, or the group's hardware suppliers will not have enough time to get parts ready, according to Negroponte.

OLPC officials said on Thursday that it may offer laptops to U.S. schools, even though the group previously said that the laptops would be for foreign children only.

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RE: 175$ becomes the price
By Samus on 4/29/2007 6:32:05 AM , Rating: 3
dude, didn't you get the memo? you don't need to bother axing people anymore...


RE: 175$ becomes the price
By ss284 on 4/29/2007 2:01:53 PM , Rating: 2
As a healthy young male I would have to object to your statement. I like bush. I would even go as far as to say I LOVE bush.

RE: 175$ becomes the price
By creathir on 4/29/2007 3:25:03 PM , Rating: 4
I like Bush. There are some things as a conservative I do not agree with him, but I like Bush.

It could have been worse...
or even worse...
*shudders even more*

But, to counter your statement... I like Bush.

Also, it is aSKing, not axing.

Axing is the action used when using an ax, though I would describe it at hacking, or some other verb.

"axing" people would be like cutting them apart.

ASKing is the act of putting a question forth to people.

There is a HUGE difference between the words ask and ax. Just because it is popular in the urban subculture to misuse the phrases, does not make it acceptable in normal everyday language for the rest of the world.

- Creathir

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