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Google services on the $100 laptop

fanboy [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
16 years ago5,456 views

Did anyone notice it's likely that 'Gdrive' will first come to the $100 dollar laptops from the One Laptop Per Child project? In a presentation, an OLPC developer told that Google will help backupping all user data:

Also, this sounds interesting: 'The machine automatically creates a portfolio of work and backs up everything to Google. (every kid has a Google acc't).'

There's no mention about what technology will be used and it seems there is no code out yet---all OLPC's code should be open source---, but if this 'Store 100% of OLPC user's data' thing works out well, they might expand it to 'Store 100% of Google user's data' in the future. (Though not-OLPC-users will probably be much more greedy, wanting to store all their gigabytes of pirated music, videos etc. at Google...)

It's already known that email will be supplied by Gmail, so Google will have millions of children in developing countries growing up with Google services. Also they'll grow up using Linux only, so this must be one big nightmare for Microsoft...

And kudos to Google of course for participating in this great project.

pooin [PersonRank 8]

16 years ago #

Good catch. I think videos, music go trough youtube's. Documents trough Apps, Photos & Drawings throught PicasaWeb. No way for piracy

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Sounds like the laptops are using Platypus.


PierreS [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

15. Our Stories: Asabe Yabani is working on a detailed implementation plan for OurStories in Nigeria. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Queen Rania of Jordan, and former child-soldier Ishmael Beah are recording audio clips about Our Stories over the coming weeks, in preparation for a site launch (coordinated by Google) on October 15. XOs remain a focus for recording of stories.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Slightly Off topic – I dreamt that Google released the GDrive XP

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

> every kid has a Google acc't

So, are Google going to change the clause in their Terms & Conditions which forbids people under 18 from even using the search engine (let alone creating an account)?

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