Mandriva Linux on the Intel-powered classmate PC is for people who want to influence a shift toward global digital inclusion.
Mandriva has constantly sought to change the world with open source software for the digital forgotten. The compelling combination of Mandriva and the classmate PC is a low cost, open and powerful answer for the needs of the digital divide.
The classmate PC features a 2GB NAND-Flash using Mandriva Linux Flash Technology, which is enhanced to benefit from faster application load times using compressed modular software stacks and Flash-optimized file system
Mandriva supports and integrates the classmate PC project by creating an easy to use interface and working with local software vendors and educational content providers to provide innovative tools and content that enable education initiatives to reach more students in more regions more effectively.
Mandriva Linux the Global Linux Solution for the classmate PC
Mandriva Linux for the classmate PC is a specialized version of Mandriva Linux operating system designed to meet the unique space and educational requirements for the classmate PC audience. The complete Mandriva Linux operating system and applications is 1GB, providing sufficient space for user data on the classmate PC. The Mandriva Linux classmate PC interface has been optimized for new users by combining commonly used terms, and easy to comprehend icons. Viewing the icons, or quickly reading descriptions, such as Web Browser or Spreadsheet the user has several visual cues making the learning and using experience with the classmate PC pleasant and successful.
Mandriva Linux for the classmate PC has three groups of icons on the desktop: Internet, Office and Multimedia. The Internet table contains a quick link for the instant messenger, email client and web browser. The table of office applications includes the writer, spreadsheet, presentations and a .pdf viewer. The multimedia table includes a sound mixer, multimedia player and a sound recorder for use with recording voice notes or comments.
For deployment, Mandriva has created two easy install images.
teacher control software provides for collaboration between the teacher and the student, and provides the teacher with the ability to take control over the students' classmate PCs to push the educational material directly to the student as well as monitoring the students' activities on his/her the classmate PC.
Mandriva's Included Features with the classmate PC
Every classmate PC for Mandriva Linux includes:
classmatePC Hardware Specifications
|Chassis||Customized Mini Chassis 245 x 196 x 44|
|Processor||Intel Mobile Processor ULV 900 MHz, Zero L2 cache, 400 MHz FSB|
|Chipset||Intel 915GMS + ICH6-M|
|Memory||DDR-II 256M SO-DIMM|
|LCD||7" 800 x 480, LVDS Interface, LED B/L|
|Storage Device||1GB/2GB NAND Flash|
|Audio||Stereo 2 Channel Audio, Built-in Speakers and Microphone, Jack for External Output and Microphone Input|
|LAN/WAN||10/100 Ethernet + WLAN 802.11 b/g with Antenna|
|Keyboard||Integrated Keyboard with Hot Keys|
|Touch Pad||Cycle Touch Pad with Left and Right Buttons|
|Digital Pen (optional)||Wireless Pen to take digital notes|
|Power Solution||Battery with Adapter - 6 Cells, approximately 4 hours Usage|
|Weight||Less than 1.3kg (approx. 2.86 lbs.)|
|Operating System||Mandriva Linux 2007 - classmate PC Edition|
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