Application development for the OLPC laptop

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| The XO laptop (of the One-Laptop-Per-Child initiative) is an inexpensive
| laptop project intended to help educate children around the world. The laptop
| includes many innovations, such as a novel, inexpensive, and durable hardware
| design and the use of GNU/Linux® as the underlying operating system. The XO
| also includes an application environment written in Python with a human
| interface called Sugar, accessible to everyone (including kids). Explore the
| Sugar APIs and learn how to develop and debug a graphical activity in Sugar
| using Python.

Opera introduces Opera 9.5 SDK for Devices

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| Opera 9.5 SDK will also include an improved evaluation kit that allow device
| manufacturers to quickly experience the potential of a product aimed to
| deliver the latest end-user experiences for Internet browsing, Web
| applications and Web-based user interfaces.

"We should dedicate a cross-group team to come up with ways to leverage Windows
technically more."

┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* --Jim Allchin


Opera files EU antitrust suit against Microsoft

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| Opera Software has filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft in the European
| Union, accusing it of stifling competition by tying its Internet Explorer web
| browser to Windows. ┬*
| The complaint, which was filed by the Norwegian firm with the European
| Commission yesterday, says Microsoft is abusing its dominant position in the
| desktop PC market by offering only Internet Explorer as a standard part of
| Windows, and hindering interoperability by not following accepted standards
| with IE. ┬* ┬*
| Opera is asking the Commission, the executive branch of the European Union,
| to force Microsoft to unbundle IE from Windows, or include other browsers as
| a standard part of its operating system. It also wants it to require
| Microsoft to adhere to industry standards with its Web browser. ┬*