PC Developed Countries, The Project Eduwise by Intel

The Project Eduwise by Intel
The problem of creating an inexpensive PC for developing countries dominates the minds of "light" the computer industry has been a whole year. Probably each of us have heard about the project hundred dollar laptop with the ability to work in the Internet and office applications like primitive text editor Notepad.

However, in this project were opponent, the company Intel, for example, generally refused to believe in the possibility of creating something like this. Yes, indeed, to issue a no computer with a strike price of less than 200 conventional units without targeted subsidy transfers from the budget simply cannot and if you can, then that will be inside such a device, it's frightening to think. But, as it was agreed, Intel unveiled its response to the hundred-dollar laptop computer named Eduwise. However, the price of such a solution is slightly higher and is already $ 400.

Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel, gave a talk on this subject at the World Congress of Information Technology, which was in Austin, Texas. It is learned that the development plans of Intel provide capital to one billion dollars, which the company will invest in developing countries within five years. According to Paul Otellini, who was against the project "PC for $ 100," Eduwise only be able to answer the problems that are associated with the digital "revolution" in developing countries. Contrary to MIT (promoting the first project), whose goal was to reduce all costs to a minimum, Intel offers a relatively expensive "machine." As already mentioned, the price of the laptop is 400 dollars, which is as much as 4 times more. However, Intel justifies this situation, in our view correctly. The company intends to equip your computer with all the necessary modern equipment and thus help developing countries to keep pace with the times in the age of digital technology and the Internet.

Eduwise is equipped with WiFi wireless technology and WiMax this latter development was supported by Intel, cost-effective low energy consuming processor, 7-inch LCD display and only the flash-memory in order to increase the battery life of the computer. Conceived by Intel but manufactured by third-computer must be equipped with software dedicated to education. However, Intel clearly does not state what kind of system will be used in a laptop - Windows or Linux, but the presence of the chief administrator of Microsoft - Steve Ballmer leads to some assumptions. In his brief speech, Steve is extremely positively about the project Eduwise. Recall that Microsoft was "forced out" MIT project in favor of the Linux operating system and not to miss another chance, Microsoft would like to see Windows on computers Eduwise.

As we have already noted, Intel has confirmed its intention to invest up to one billion dollars in developing countries. According to our information, the money should allow the form of about ten million teachers in the field of new technologies. Part of the sum should also be directed to the project Eduwise. The program is a dual purpose for us, first, to help the countries of the third world close the gap to the developed industrial, and secondly by providing, for example, new equipment, Intel will a organize its vast network infrastructure outside the United States.
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