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Education

Intel Laptop Competes With One Laptop Per Child 347 347

Tracy Reed writes "According to the BBC, Intel has designed and begun marketing it's own low-cost laptop targeted at education in developing countries. 'Professor Negroponte, who aims to distribute millions of laptops to kids in developing countries, said Intel had hurt his mission "enormously". Speaking to US broadcaster CBS, Intel's chairman denied the claims. "We're not trying to drive him out of business," said Craig Barrett. "We're trying to bring capability to young people." Mr Barrett has previously dismissed the $100 laptop as a "gadget".'"
Patents

+ - No MPEG, WMA/V, DVD, Quicktime cripples Dell Linux

An anonymous reader writes: In Dells latest blog they state: "At this time, we are not including any support for proprietary audio or video codecs that are not already distributed with Ubuntu 7.04. These include MPEG 1/2/3/4, WMA, WMV, DVD, Quicktime, etc. We are evaluating options for providing this support in the future"

Ubuntu better make it exceptionally easy for Dell customers to install these codecs or Dell's Linux could be a mitigated failure.

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