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Intel abandonds "One Laptop per Child" altruism; AMD steps up

Dailytech reports on the politics of good natured intentions in the business world:

Intel and OLPC permanently sever relationship, AMD donates large sum to OLPC

Intel's relationship with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative has always been a stormy affair. Originally, Intel was very enthusiastic about the OLPC project and its altruistic goals. However, trouble began for the pair when Intel decided to develop the "Classmate PC", a similar cheap, low-power, small form factor device. Then came Intel chairman Craig Barrett publicly insulting the OLPC's XO design by saying it's not a "grown-up PC" and criticizing the XO for its power crank.

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