Intel Corp. has abandoned the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program, saying that the company and the OLPC board reached a "philosophical impasse." However, Intel will continue with its own inexpensive laptop design called the Classmate, which it is marketing in some of the same emerging markets OLPC has targeted.
The One Laptop program was founded in 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte, former Media Lab director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The original concept was to offer a "$100 laptop," but the green-and-white low-power "XO" computer now costs $188. It runs on a Linux operating system and a chip made by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AP)