[OLPC India] Ordering OLPC Laptops(XOs) for schools
manu at laptop.org
Sat Oct 20 14:18:44 EDT 2007
Thanks Ajay for compiling a good list of questions.
We will get back to you soon.
One Laptop Per Child Inc.
On 10/20/07, Ajay Kumar <ajay at classapart.org> wrote:
> 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
> * Cost
> 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,
> that is).
> * Deployment:
> 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
> o Network:
> + Does RDAG provide any bandwidth cost estimates yet?
> + Would there be other providers partnering with the
> laptop foundation?
> o Support:
> + Hardware:
> # Warranty:
> * What would the warranty time period be?
> * Where to take a broken machine? As in,
> would there be local hardware repair of
> some form?
> * What are the exclusions from the warranty?
> # Insurance:
> * Are some insurance plans/partnerships
> being worked out to take care of the
> + Software:
> # 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?
> o Training:
> + 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.
> Kind Regards,
> 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.
> > Regards,
> > Manu
> > Manusheel Gupta
> > Technical Consultant/Advisor
> > One Laptop Per Child Inc.
> > http://laptop.org <http://laptop.org/>
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