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The $100 Laptop is an initiative developed by the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) association, an offshoot of the MIT Media Lab (and specifically its founder Nicholas Negroponte.) The goal is to bring affordable computing to underpriveleged populations around the world, bridging the digital divide.

The laptop system uses Linux as the basis for its goal of achieving a highly customizeable system.

In August, project director's announced that the project was to be renamed the Children's Machine 1 (or CM1).

As of April 2007, the OLPC raised the price of the $100 laptop to $175 dollars. Production was still planned and began.

Operating System[]

Red Hat Fedora Version 6


x86-compatible processor with 64KB each L1 I and D cache; at least 128KB L2 cache; AMD Geode LX-700@0.8W


As of August 2006, the official sale price of the $100 Laptop was estimated at $140.[1]

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