$100 laptop computer for developing countries

Microsoft Corp Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates mocked a $100 laptop computer for developing countries at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The $100 laptop project seeks to provide inexpensive computers to people in developing countries. The computers lack many features found on a typical personal computer, such as a hard disk and software. Gates showed off a new ‘ultra-mobile computer’ which runs Microsoft Windows on a seven-inch (17.78-centimeter) touch screen. Those machines are expected to sell for between $599 and $999, Microsoft said at the product launch last week. Gates described the computers as being for shared use, but the project goes under the name ‘One Laptop per Child’. Read more on i4d-online.

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