Joined: Feb. 2005
||Posted: Dec. 13 2005,21:22
According to several news sources I've seen, the project does intend to have both a commercial and an educational version available. The laptops will be identical, except that the educational units will be in bright colors to set them apart from the more publicly available consumer units.
Speculation runs rampant as to the final facts on this, but the general consensus is that the consumer version will likely cost 200-300, with the additional cost going to fund a laptop for a child.
I've vowed to make it my next laptop purchase. The idea of a CF booting laptop is everything I need (for DSL or in general) and the idea that a portion of my purchase price directly funds children's education is too good to pass up.
While they are slated to run with a customized version of Redhat, I see no reason why I can't back that up, install a frugal build of DSL and have at.
I do think that if these hit the general market, a howto on configuring them for use with DSL would be an excellent idea. Even better might be a pre-customized version or extension that supports whatever hardware they decide to include.