While the $100 laptop project aims to equip the developing world with portable computers, a version of the budget laptop may also be available to the general public in more developed nations. The laptop would carry a slightly higher price, with part of the profits going to subsidize the project.
Interestingly, Apple's Steve Jobs offered to allow the project to use OS X free of charge. That offer was declined, however. The project apparently wants to keep the device's operating system open source, and will use Red Hat Linux.