OLPC: Won’t miss Intel’s ‘half-hearted’ laptop effort

[IDG] Intel’s resignation from the One Laptop Per Child Project’s board of directors will have “no impact” on the group’s operations, since the chip maker contributed little to the project since joining last year, OLPC President Walter Bender said in an interview.”We never really got much going with Intel to have an impact,” Bender said.Intel joined OLPC’s board of directors in July as part of an agreement that seemed to bury the hatchet between OLPC and Intel’s competing Classmate PC project. In addition to ending a war of words between Intel and OLPC, the two sides agreed to cooperate on technology development. Work also began on the development of a version of OLPC’s XO laptop using an Intel processor instead of the AMD chip found in the current version.

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