Rise of the netbook

The evolution of mini-laptops

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The nonprofit One Laptop Per Child Association formed in 2005 to create rugged, cheap Linux computers that could be supplied to the world's poorest children. OLPC's innovative design uses flash memory instead of a hard drive and strips out the high-powered functionality commonly found in laptops. OLPC helped inspire the future development of netbooks for business use, and is still pushing the envelope with new models using touchscreen displays.

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