OLPC production delays just a rumor, says Quanta

By Justin Mann on October 25, 2007, 11:05 AM
In clarification from rumors or statements to the contrary earlier in the week, the company behind OLPC manufacturing, Quanta, has insisted that everything is running smoothly. They claim they are on track to begin shipments as they planned next month, and that the “bugs” which troubled their lines were, in fact, nothing.

Or, at least, that they know of no such bugs. This assumes they already have the units in production, though they are not revealing their current manufacturing capacity and how many they have actually rolled out. Even if manufacturing is going smoothly, it is likely that the first batch coming off the lines will be relatively small.

This is good news, and I hope it rings true come next month.

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spydercanopus said:
For $400 bucks I could get a nice REAL laptop that runs Windows... Who in the USA would want a wind up laptop that runs a stripped down linux?
Soul Harvester said:
It isn't always about you. Most people that would be buying an OLPC in a first-world nation are doing such in the hopes that it helps a developing nation. I think it is a good program and lets people use their money for good in a very solid way.
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