OLPC in developing countries @MIT

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| OLPC is testing solar cell panels for the roofs of schools.



OLPC developing new 'supercharger'

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| The XO batteries do not work on normal laptops, which can sap up to 40 watts
| of power depending on usage, Jepsen said.
| The XO is also the first laptop that uses only alternative energy, Jepsen
| said. Low-cost solar panels are great as a power option where there is plenty
| of sunlight, Jepsen said. Energy is especially scare in developing nations,
| so the laptop will hopefully pass on energy preservation lessons, which could
| help preserve battery life in the XO, Jepsen said.


Hey charger! OLPC gets power boost from Aussie coder

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| A 21-year-old Australian is playing a key part in developing the charger unit
| for the XO-1 -- the laptop which is the center of the One Laptop Per Child
| project. *
| [...]
| According to it's website, GSoC aims to "get more open source created and
| released for the benefit of all", and requires students to licence all GSoC
| code under a licence acceptable to their host organisation. *


Nije Shikhi, and GNOME on 12 Volt DC

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| The computers to be used for that are based on the Geode platform,
| and are powered by a 12 volt DC battery (which is charged by
| solar cells).


Report: Linux, open source greener than Windows

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| A new report from the U.K. Office of Government Commerce about Open
| Source Software Trials in Government, has found that servers running
| Linux could combat the rising problem of e-waste because they last
| up to twice as long as machines running Windows.


Use GNU/Linux and help save the planet

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| Are Windows users, not by choice, the worst polluters of the planet
| relative to GNU/Linux? Well, not intentionally but the lifecycle of
| a machine running Windows must be shorter than that of a
| conscientious Linux user who can prevent that old 400MHZ Celeron PC
| with 128MBs of memory gathering dust in the corner from heading for
| the scrapheap.
| [...]
| The Chinese have a saying: the journey of a thousand miles begins
| with the first step. Reusing a puffing and wheezing old computer
| by installing a minimal GNU/Linux distro and staving off the day
| when it trudges forlornly to the scrapheap is at least a baby step
| in the right direction.


Going green

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| Linux is a free, open-source alternative to Windows that will happily
| run on older computers that struggle to run XP or Vista.