A video has popped up on Youtube that showcases the features of the $100 laptop designed for One Laptop Per Child. To be honest, I was expecting a dismal, bare Linux interface that would have a high learning curve. This video disproves my theory entirely, showing that a $100 laptop can kick ass. The tour shows off a chat client, web browser (no URL bar though…weird), word processor, and a few other features.
It all looks easy to use and I’m sure some child in Africa would have no trouble getting used to the interface. That interface has a lot of buttons and I think the pop-up help bubbles will really add a “fun” experience to using the laptop. Plus the goofy colors go great with the laptop’s casing.