(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)
Paris, March 29th, 2007 – Mandriva Linux 2007 will be pre-installed on
Mandriva, the global Linux distributor, strengthens Intel’s
contribution to education by actively participating in Intel’s
Classmate PC project. Several technology companies joined forces to
produce Classmate PC, a portable computer for students in developing
Mandriva and Intel spent eight months customizing the Mandriva Linux
operating system for Classmate PC, including integrating drivers and
adapting applications specially developed for this project. Classmate
PC will be produced in Brazil and launched in the second quarter of
2007. Following the launch, Classmate PCs running Mandriva Linux 2007
will be available to Mexico, India and developing countries. Mandriva
Linux is deployed in more than 140 countries around the world and
supports over 75 languages.
Classmate PC weighs 2.9 lbs and includes a Celeron-M 900Mhz CPU, 256MB
RAM, up to 2GB of flash memory, two USB ports, a seven inch LCD
display, wireless network, and a waterproof keyboard. Mandriva Linux
2007 includes Internet, office and multimedia applications, as well as
Intel drivers designed to improve the educational process within
classrooms and at home.
„Classmate PC reinforces Mandriva’s commitment, along with our partner
Intel, to the development of technologies,“ explains Paul Guillet,
Mandriva Brazil Country Manager. „We didn’t have to think twice about
participating in an initiative that improves educational options for
Brazilian children through the use of technology,“ he concluded.
From now through the end of March 2007, approximately 800 Classmate
PCs have been distributed to public schools, selected by the Brazilian
government, for initial tests. The commercial launch of Classmate PC
begins in the second quarter of 2007.