Nigerian schoolchildren no doubt appreciate the innovative little machines that are trickling into Africa via Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child program. But IBM thinks the developing world needs a little more processing power to cross the digital divide--about 14,000 times more, by the company's estimation.

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Created by giantrobot 16 years 19 weeks ago
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16 years 19 weeks 13 hours 55 min ago


Just a question?

Is this related to free software? I get that the article mentions OLPC quite a bit but I missed whether the computer will run Linux or some other free software.

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16 years 18 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago


I would say no

The OLPC project's chairman has stated that free software is one of the principles of the project. You can be sure of the OLPC having only free software. As for the donated Supercomputer, I'm not certain about what it will run. You may want to visit the Wikipedia page for more information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegene

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