This could be huge. Indiana Access Program is sponsoring a broad one-to-one computing initiative. If the Indiana Access Program is successful, a total of 300,000 Linux machines could be deployed in the near future, according to the news release. Linspire’s education initiative is key to the success of this. [via Slashdot]
MIT Media Labs’ Nicolas Negroponte says he is developing an under $100 notebook, as reported by the BBC. The cost savings would come from hacking the display and just generally “getting rid of the fat”. And yes, it would run Linux.
“We have to get the display down to below $20, to do this we need to rear project the image rather than using an ordinary flat panel.”
The New York Times > Technology > Circuits has an article about this hot topic.