Fresh from engadget, Intel’s ClassmatePC will be shipping to Vietnam soon for about $250 for schools and $340 for everybody else. It will run Hacao Linux, a Vietnamese localized version of Puppy Linux. The Hacao Classmate PC will be shipped:
“…the usual 900MHz Celeron processor, 256MB of RAM, 1GB of Flash storage, and a 7-inch WVGA — plus built-in WiFi, but, as Linux Devices points out, none of the OLPC’s fancy mesh networking technology.”
I played with the ClassmatePC last July at the Hochiminh Computer Association’s conference. It was difficult to use as well and this is coming from a Linux guy. The guys who used Windows had a more difficult time using the ClassmatePC. It was also quite slow then so hopefully Hacao Linux can speed things up.
I cannot see the ClassmatePC being popular with students in Saigon and Hanoi, though, due to the popularity of the iPhone which many are saving up for. Out in the provinces could be a different story.
Read article here -> http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/27/hacaos-classmate-pc-starts-shipping-in-vietnam/