Thanks to Tracy Reed for sending this link.
It is nice to see a low-cost laptop making it’s way to Vietnam. I remember playing with this laptop when Acer showed it to us at the ICT Conference last July. At that time, it was running a version of Ubuntu Linux which was, I hate to say it, a bit slow. If this is the same laptop, then choosing Hacao Linux, a derivative of Puppy Linux, is a good choice. Hacao Linux is one of the very few distributions that actually focuses on the Vietnamese language populations within Vietnam.
From the article:
An ultra-low-cost laptop for children will be soon be available for purchase in computer stores in Vietnam. The “Hacao Classmate PC” is based on Intel’s Classmate PC design, and will come pre-installed with Hacao Linux, a Vietnamese-language Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux.
This may be a project the Vietnam Professional Linux User Group (ViPLUG) can take up in helping promote Linux from the bottom-up in Vietnam.
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