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Uruguay has become the first nation to offer laptops to all children attending state primary school - and they're running Linux!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8309583.stm

More about Sugar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_%28d ... ronment%29


Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:37 am
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One of my friends in the Open Source Lab at Oregon State University worked on the Sugar project.

Its a neat idea, but there were wayyyyyyy too many political snafus to make the project 100% successful. Between developer disagreement, Microsoft's scheming and interference, and hardware challenges, we'll see how the little guys actually do.

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Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:14 am
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yeah, i'd assume there's plenty of political issues to come along with this.
and off-topic, but OSS labs at OSU have great servers, super fast, its where
I get my ubuntu from.


Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:36 pm
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I always torrent mine :D

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Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:38 pm
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Microsoft is such a f-ed up company. I will tell the story with little faces.

Once upon a time there were people. :)

They were happy but lacked computers. :(

But one day they got free laptop with linux. :D

Then Microsoft :evil: came a spread lies about Linux and the people were confused. :?

Microsoft leaked free copies of Windows for the people to use. :|

Then once the people had incorporated Windows :twisted: into their lives Windows charged them to use it and sued the companies for using pirated software. :oops:

The people had no choice by to pay if they wanted to be a part of the world economy. :x

And that kids is just one of the many reasons why Microsoft sucks. :shock:

And this smily is Martin. :ugeek:


Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:25 am
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i hope there's a sequel (i might as well have written SQL, this group is nerdy enough to get it).


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