[OLPC India] Ordering OLPC Laptops(XOs) for schools
ajay at classapart.org
Fri Oct 19 18:12:17 EDT 2007
This is really great news. Now one does not have to wait for the
government to get all ends tied.
And I personally can go tell all my friends that this is how they can
get the devices. I am very happy that I can contribute to the effort by
spreading the word around if nothing else.
A few questions that I anticipate from these friends remain unanswered
o Does it change on even larger numbers?
o Has the actual landed cost been figured out?
o Does it include customs/taxes etc. ?
o Does it include shipping to the designated place?
o Does it include insurance right until it reaches the child?
* Being the best possible solution:
o Are there any authentic reports comparing the XO with
intel's classmate pc?
o Or other announced devices like Asus EEE (if they count,
o School servers:
+ What software is going to be available?
+ What operating systems etc?
+ Any content?
+ Would we need to hire system administrators for the
+ Does RDAG provide any bandwidth cost estimates yet?
+ Would there be other providers partnering with the
* What would the warranty time period be?
* Where to take a broken machine? As in,
would there be local hardware repair of
* What are the exclusions from the warranty?
* Are some insurance plans/partnerships
being worked out to take care of the
# Would we need to hire sysadmins, or the reset
button is just fine?
# What if we want this package or that installed
on the 100/1000/10000 machines that we request?
+ I know children would learn on their own.
+ Any training need for the teachers? :)
+ Any likely providers?
This is just from the top of my head. And I hope that some of these
would find a way to the faqs section. And responses to the remaining as
a reply to this thread. :)
I promise to keep posting whatever I hear from my field visits.
Manusheel Gupta wrote:
> Dear all,
> We are glad to inform you about a mechanism to order OLPC laptops(
> XOs) for your schools.
> You can order 100+/1000+/10000+ laptops starting in November from the
> Give 1 Get 1 program; the price goes down inversely to the
> quantity. Please refer to
> http://laptopfoundation.org/participate/givemany.shtml .
> You can order for the "English" keyboard laptops right away. For
> other keyboards, we will require a 6-8 week lead time.
> Manusheel Gupta
> Technical Consultant/Advisor
> One Laptop Per Child Inc.
> http://laptop.org <http://laptop.org/>
> India mailing list
> India at lists.laptop.org
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