MIT’s $100 laptop to run Redhat

Well now, it appears that a Linux distro has been chosen for those famed $100 notebooks that will never grace our own borders here in the US. The OS to be used will be Redhat.

The $100 laptop designed by the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) and the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) association, previewed at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) conference in Tunisia last week, will be using a Redhat Linux variant as its operating system.

The lime-green laptop, which uses a 500Mhz AMD processor and has 1GB Flash RAM instead of a hard drive, will only use open source software, despite an offer from Apple for it to use Apple’s OS-X operating system for free. [Read the rest]