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One Laptop Per Child is an organization actively working to spread computer knowledge to developing countries. Its supercheap computer is called OLPC XO and we are now approaching version 1.5. The computer that is based on a VIA platform with 1GHz C7-M processor and VX855 chipset for handling everything from HD video to 3D graphics.

The operating system is based on Linux and uses the Sugar interface for easy handling and it has been specially designed to fit children.

The OLPC XO 1.5 has now been approved by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), which means the computer should be heading out to the manufacturing plants any day now. The next generation of OLPC will be based on the ARM architecture and is said to become OLPC XO 1.75, but the launch date is uncertain at this point.


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