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Submission + - Microsoft & Intel Sell 150k PCs to Libya (reuters.com)

eldavojohn writes: "Microsoft & Intel sold 150,000 laptops at $200 each designed towards children to the Libyan Education Ministry. Recall that last year Libya had agreed to buy 1.2 million OLPCs but has so far started receiving shipments from Intel last month. These laptops fall under the classmate PC brand and from the article, "The sale of the Classmate PCs to Libya is Intel's second-largest since it launched the product last year. In April it won an order to provide 700,000 of them to Pakistan's Allama Iqbal Open University." This has only been reported by Libya's government but has not been discussed by Microsoft or Intel outside of that country — indeed this is the first I've heard of it. Well, it looks like OLPC definitely has a competitor in the same price range, let's hope that competing products leads to better service & education for children in developing nations."

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