Low priced laptops are starting to reach millions school children in a number emerging countries. But most of these are not the Linux, AMD-powered ones designed by MIT’s
Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Group, a division that targets the education needs of students in emerging markets, is selling a $3 software package, which includes a student version of Office and other applications. The Journal reports that millions of these have been sold to the governments of Libya, Egypt and Russia.
Beet.TV was up in Redmond a few weeks ago and interviewed Lauren Woodman, who works in the Unlimited Potential Group. She holds the title of Senior Director of Government & Education Engagement Programs. I’ve posted our interview with her below.