Introduction<br />The Magalhães Classmate PC is a result from a protocol between the Portuguese government and Intel. <br />It is produced in a Portuguese technology company (JP Sá Couto) that customize the product and services based on Intel technology.<br />The name is a tribute to the Portuguese navigator Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan).<br />
Magalhães history<br />Fernão de Magalhães was born circa 1480 at Ponte da Barca, in the Portuguese province of Minho. <br />He became the first person to lead an expedition across the Pacific Ocean as an attempt to circumnavigate the Earth. <br />Although he did not complete the entire voyage (he was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines), Magalhães had earlier traveled eastward to the Spice Islands, so he became one of the first individuals to cross all of the meridians of the Globe.<br />
The Project goal<br />The project goal is to democratize access to information technology in Portugal, providing 500.000 new computers to the children of the 1st to 4th year of primary education for 50€ (free or at 20€ for students on social aid). <br />Driving costs down is a goal, so that students, teachers and parents can integrate technology into their lives.<br />The Magalhães classmate PCs, are rugged, affordable, child-friendly notebooks.<br />
birthday<br />On the 31st of July 2008, Intel, JP Sá Couto (the producer of the Tsunami Portuguese computers) and the Portuguese Government announced the production of the "Magalhães" a Classmate-based computer that will be produced in Portugal (by JP Sá Couto) and distributed to Portuguese children in primary education, as well as being exported to other countries.<br />
Operating System<br />Windows Xp<br />Normal and Magic Desktop<br />Magic Desktop is a software for kids between ages 2 and 10 that provides a safe way to share computers with children. It functions as an operating system on Windows-based PCs that is both child-proof and child-friendly.<br />
Operating System<br />Caixa MágicaIsan operating system based on Mandriva Linux and maintained by Caixa Mágica Software. <br />
Software<br />Magic Desktop is the first thing kids see when the computer is turned on, and accessing the regular Windows screen requires a parent-selected password. Magic Desktop protects your system settings and important data files from accidental kid-interference, ensuring your PC will always work when you return.<br />Not only controls which programs kids can access, it can also control when and how kids access the approved programs.<br /><ul><li>Magic Desktop creates also a fun and safe environment where kids can learn to use a PC at their own pace.</li></li></ul><li>Software<br />Mythwaree-Learning Class Includes all the main features of e-Learning Class software, like screen broadcasting, screen monitoring, screen remote control, screen recording, online movie, audio broadcasting, voice chat, e-whiteboard, group teaching, file transmission, class model, video living broadcasting, etc.<br />
Related Links<br />E-escolinhaOfficialProgramhttp://www.eescolinha.gov.pt<br />Wikipediahttp://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portátil_Magalhães<br />Caixa Mágica - Magalhães support site http://comunidade.magalhaes.caixamagica.pt<br />Official Magalhães sitehttp://www.iniciativa-magalhaes.com<br />E-escolhinhas Workshophttp://www.dgidc.min-edu.pt/eescolinha/<br />Plano Tecnológico http://www.planotecnologico.pt<br />Plano Tecnológico da Educação http://www.escola.gov.pt<br />
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