Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category

This is the ASUS Eee 701 PC. Acting on the suggestion of a colleague, just before Christmas I slipped into a Toys ‘R Us store, handed over £219 (£186.38 ex VAT) and came home with a smartest little machine I’ve seen in ages. It’s a Linux box configured for the school-kid market (hence […]

Peter Sayer, of IDG News Service reports on BECTA’s considered opinion of Microsoft Vista:
British schools should not upgrade to Microsoft’s Vista operating system and Office 2007 productivity suite, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) said in a report on the software. It also supported use of the international standard ODF (Open Document Format) […]

BBC NEWS report…
The first official order for the so-called “$100 laptop” has been placed by the government of Uruguay.
The South American country has bought 100,000 of the machines for schoolchildren aged six to 12.
A further 300,000 may be purchased to provide a machine for every child in the country by 2009.
The order will be a […]