Libya to buy 1.2 million laptops for school kids

NEW YORK – The government of Libya has reached an agreement with an American nonprofit group to provide inexpensive laptop computers for all of the nation’s 1.2 million schoolchildren, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

With the project scheduled to be completed by June 2008, Libya could become the first nation in which all school-age children are connected to the Internet through educational computers, Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of the One Laptop per Child project, told the newspaper.

The computers will run Linux and have wireless access… We`ll finally be able to see if Linux solution is good enough to remove Microsoft from one whole market… I doubt, but let us see…

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