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Libya invests in OLPC

The Libyan government is rumoured to be buying 1.2 million laptops from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, according to reports in The New York Times.

If the contract, worth an estimated US$250million, comes off then Libya will be the first country to have officially placed an order for the laptops.

The OLPC project was unveiled last year with the intention to provide low-cost computers in order to give children in developing countries links to educational resources via the Internet.

The project has said that it would require a pre-order of between five and ten million units before committing to production and distribution of the laptops.

The prototype designs of the 2B1 laptop are understood to run on a low-power AMD processor and carry 128MB of RAM.

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