[PLUG] [OT]500 Rs laptop

Mandar Vaze mandarvaze at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 20:41:42 PST 2009


On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 7:25 PM, Devendra Laulkar
<devendralaulkar at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Just saw this [1] article, that we are soon going to have a 500 Rs laptop. /me wonders if it runs Linux.I have not been following any events / updates
> regarding the same. Moreover I was surprised to see

I too read that in DNA newspaper.

Are they going to *heavily* subsidize the so-called laptop ?
If not, I'm not sure if you can get even the hardware at such a low
price (let alone cost of OS/apps)

These kind of announcements aren't new. Reminds me of "Simputer" buzz
we had few years ago.
http://www.amidasimputer.com/ doesn't seem active, doesn't mention price.

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