Classmate PC is a small, mobile learning-assistant and educational solution that Intel specially developed for students in emerging markets such as India, Mexico etc.
The rugged learning device, designed to provide affordable, collaborative learning environments.
This PC comes with Mandriva Linux (another good Linux desktop distro).
A classmate PC is designed with a set of particular features, such as:
Rugged, light-weight, and easy to carry design, integrated handwriting hardware technology, and a software stack with validated educational applications, e.g., education management technology.
Wireless and messaging systems that allow a tight integration and interaction between users from different groups, allowing them to share experiences, communicate and coordinate activities, and collaborate.