[SATLUG] Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sat Jan 5 07:59:27 CST 2008


> 
> Despite Intel's disclaimer to the contrary, I still hold to the belief that 
> they quit because they didn't want to a) promote a machine with an AMD chip in 
> it; and, b) they didn't want to promote a linux machine without Windows.

The NYTimes had an article on this the other day in which they said
(I'm quoting from memory) that one of the issues was that Intel's 
parallel project was competing in the marketplace. Apparently Intel
makes a similar product and they don't like the competition.

-b.


> 
> Of course, this is just my opinion; I could be wrong... (Dennis Miller 
> disclaimer)
> 
> 
> On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 20:33:00 -0600
>   "Todd W. Bucy" <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
> > I guess they figured that they had gotten all the good pr out of the
> > program.
> > Todd
> > 
> > John Chalinder wrote:
> >> (AP) -- Citing disagreements with the organization, Intel Corp. said
> >> Thursday it has abandoned the One Laptop Per Child program, dealing a
> >> big blow to the ambitious project seeking to bring millions of
> >> low-cost laptops to children in developing countries.
> >> http://www.physorg.com/news118637835.html
> >>
> >> Sad, it was a noble project...
> > 
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