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Old 04-27-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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LXer: $175 OLPC deals blow to open source, guarantees Microsoft’s continued dominance

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Yesterday Nicholas Negroponte, former director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab now head of the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child project, gave analysts and journalists an update on the OLPC project. Two big changes were announced - the $100 OLPC is now the $175 OLPC, and it will be able to run Windows.[Like we didn't see this coming - Scott]

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I know m$ will make some sort of deal with OLPC, but will the windows version still be as cheap? Are they gonna make some sort of trimmed down version of 3.1 or something? I would think that the cost of a ms license would about double the cost.
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Im still praying this is an april fool's sort of joke, the option to include MS seems to have up-ed the hardware price(thats the connection i made) and the world will now be filled with an inferior operating system. This is a dark day for open source
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At this rate, it will soon be the $999 OLPC running Vista.

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