It recently emerged that Intel had decided to join the OLPC. Unfortunately, that marriage didn’t last very long but then I doubt anybody really expected it to. Charlie Demerjian has posted interesting comment on the whole saga. Definitely worth a read. Some selected excerpts:

“I have used both the Classmate and the OLPC, and from just about every way I view it, the OLPC is a clear winner.”


“OLPC is designed from the ground up to suit its purpose. Classmate is a castrated Windows box that barely gets out of its own way in the best of times.”