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#227554 - 16th May 2008 1:32pm Microsoft Makes XP For OLPC Project
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Microsoft has joined forces with the developers of the "$100 laptop" to make Windows available on the machines.

The move was prompted by countries which demanded the operating system before placing an order.

Trials of laptops loaded with Windows will begin in "four to five" countries from June, the organisations said.

The founder of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), which developed the machines, denied the move was a "desperate new measure" to secure more orders.

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#227573 - 16th May 2008 5:22pm Re: Microsoft Makes XP For OLPC Project [Re: MattLFC]
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Microsoft has joined forces with the developers of the "$100 laptop" to make Windows available on the machines.

The move was prompted by countries which demanded the operating system before placing an order.



Understandable from the point of view of job availability, I guess, although the report I read said that what was happening was that Microsoft was providing a key drive which would allow the PCs to boot into Windows, there will still be a version of Linux on the PC if the key drive is removed.

I think they call it "the 800 pound gorilla syndrome".

Brian.

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