Small box ‘to end digital divide’

Interesting arcticle on low cost, open source Nivo boxes being developed by Ndiyo in cunjuction with Newnham Research.

A typical cybercafe set-up, Dr Wills explained, would involve 20 Nivo boxes, a gigabit switch, and a single 2Ghz, 2Gb RAM, server.

Running on:

Ubuntu – Linux operating system
Gnome/KDE desktop
Open Office
Firefox browser
Gaim – instant messenger client
Thunderbird – cross-platform e-mail and Usenet client