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+ - First look at $100 laptop Linux interface

Submitted by BogusToo
BogusToo (930712) writes "TAIPEI, Taiwan — While many analysts are busy tearing down Sony PS3's and Nintendo Wii's, a few insiders are taking a closer look at the first batch of $100 (eventually) laptops to roll off the production lines in Shanghai as part of the One Laptop Per Child program backed by Nicholas Negroponte and MIT's Media Lab. http://www.eetimes.com/rss/showArticle.jhtml?artic leID=196100148&cid=RSSfeed_eetimes_newsRSS"
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+ - Open Directory Project Crippled

Submitted by Anonymous
Anonymous (666) writes "The Open Directory Project (ODP) run in partnership with AOL has been crippled for over a month, following catastrophic hardware failure. The system supplies the human edited data to many large 'category' style directories such as those hosted by Google and Yahoo!

Although the public facing site (www.dmoz.org) was restored relatively quickly, the ability to submit new sites and the editing facilities for the 1,000's of editors have been offline since 20th October. Editors on the support forums have questioned the seeming lack of a viable recovery plan which has hampered restoration of the service for over four weeks, with no immediate sign of recovery."

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