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Powerful, cheap and Cambodian: Computer dreams being born in the kingdom
2018-06-24T22:30:38Z - / Hacker News
He started SmallWorld, a co-working space and tech incubator for young entrepreneurs in the Cambodian capital in 2011. AdvertisementAdvertisementThe concept is to provide a low-cost, high-performance laptop equipped with ready-to-run open source software. The product - to be available for purchase in August - is an aesthetic, compact computer that closely resembles an Apple Macbook Air. Proprietary software, such as Windows or Adobe Creative Suite, is often too expensive for the typical Cambodian, whereas development-focused applications are free. “The concept of open source fosters a lot more innovation, a lot more development from the ground up,” he said.

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