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Apple. Skin. Mowility. Laptopstuff.co.uk. Linux on Laptops. One Laptop per Child. The "One Laptop Per Child" project. (Updated Jul. 13, 2007) The One Laptop Per Child project (OLPC) aims to distribute -- free of charge -- millions of Linux-based laptop computers, complete with their own power sources, to needy children in developing countries around the world.

The "One Laptop Per Child" project

From the Linux perspective, Nicholas Negroponte, head of the OLPC project and former director of MIT Media Labs -- where the project originated -- has said that the OLPC project could lead to mass adoption of Linux, making the OS as popular on the desktop as it now is on the server. To date, AMD, eBay, Google, Nortel, Red Hat, and a number of other technology companies have signed on to help support the project. Additionally, Nigeria reportedly has become the first government entity to put in an order -- although the exact nature of the order remains to be determined.