Daily Archives: November 12, 2012

OLPC Comes to Canada

Belinda Stronach is promoting use of OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) in aboriginal schools in Canada. I can relate to that. In many aboriginal communities, the ratio of students per PC is ~10 when most educators seek a range from … Continue reading

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Aakash 2, $US25 Android Tablet in India

“Indian president Pranab Mukherjee launched the tablet, highlighting the importance the government is attaching to the ambitious IT project which aims to put computing devices in the hands of hundreds of millions of students over the coming five years.” see … Continue reading

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Ballmer ‘modest’

“Sales of Microsoft’s Windows RT-based Surface tablet are off to a “modest” start according to chief executive Steve Ballmer.” see Surface sales 'modest' so far, Ballmer modestly admits • The Register. Meanwhile, Nexus 7 Is On Top Of The Holiday … Continue reading

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Ubuntu GNU/Linux PC Sales

Like it or not, Canonical has salesmen and they are getting the job done: Dell now has 400 stores in China pushing Ubuntu GNU/Linux on PCs, Ubuntu GNU/Linux has shipped on $7.5 billion worth of hardware in the last 2 … Continue reading

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