"One major obstacle to a widespread usage of computers in developing countries has been the high cost of hardware and software leading to high levels of software piracy. Although Linux and other open source "free" software has meant that such countries can now afford to use legal software, hardware costs still remain a multiple of the common man's monthly salary. Against this background, we now have the "Simputer" a low cost computing device from India that promises to usher in a new era of computing for the masses who otherwise would never be able to afford access to computers.
Developed by the Simputer Trust(http://www.simputer.org/) - a non-profit organization comprising individuals from the software industry in Bangalore, the Simputer runs on an Intel processor, has 32 MB RAM, 24 MB Flash memory and a 320x240 LCD screen. The operating system is of course Linux!"