A tester for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has tested wireless technology using the 802.11s ‘mesh networking’ pre-draft in Australia’s outback and achieved distances of 2km
In a video interview with ZDNet Australia at the AusCERT 2007 conference in Queensland last week, OLPC’s director of security architecture Ivan Krstić said the Outback provided “close to perfect conditions”.
Krstić said OLPC decided to go with the pre-draft 802.11s technology because it made the most sense for the project.
Fortune (David Kirkpatrick): Does Intel fear $100 laptops? “Intel’s longtime animosity to the project has taken on
new intensity, and that has consequences. Negroponte asserts that in the last couple of weeks, as the
final deadline of May 30 approaches for countries to make firm commitments for XOs (ideally in lots of a
million at a time), Intel has been methodically going to the expected launch countries and offering
unusually attractive terms for its own much-less-sexy Classmate PC.“