Nigeria orders first million OLPC laptops

Nigeria has officially ordered and paid for one million of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) devices, according to the Nigerian Vanguard newspaper. The deal is the first actual order for the project that aims to provide Linux-powered laptops to children in developing economies. Production of the devices will start once five to 10 million have been ordered and paid for, according to the OLPC website.

OLPC deals directly with governments in China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, Nigeria and Thailand. Other nations are said to be close to placing orders. The computer is commonly referred to as the $100 laptop, but the first units are likely to cost around $140.

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News source: vnunet

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