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'One Laptop Per Child' Project Hits Snag


A project aimed at providing inexpensive computers for millions of children in developing countries has hit a snag.

The program is called "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) and the Intel Corporation is pulling out of the project.

Intel is the world's largest computer chipmaker, and it was providing money and expertise.

Intel officials left the board of directors of the OLPC non-profit group after a disagreement over the company's continuing support for its own effort to build and sell cheap laptops using new technology.

OLPC had wanted Intel to work on the One Laptop Per Child computer exclusively.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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