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Old 12-09-2007, 04:10 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft Pushes XP For One Laptop Per Child Project

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Microsoft wants to rule the world, even Third World countries where $100 laptops for children will soon be prevalent. In a move bound to spark controversy, Microsoft announced it wants Windows XP to be installed in the computers for the project One Laptop Per Child (OLPC). The software giant wants to extend its reach by bringing XP to the XO laptop, a low-cost Linux laptop available to developing countries for around $100. Microsoft is requesting XO designers add a port to boost the storage capacity via an SD card so Windows XP can run on the system. The XO can only hold 1GB of flash memory, but Microsoft says XP could run on 2GB total memory.

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WTF? Windows XP is already entering the realm of "legacy OS", when compared to what Linux is capable of, especially considering that the OLPC OS has lots of specially tailored software (like for the wireless networking cloud concept).

Not to mention with the XO running linux, kids can have access to the source code. Now THAT is going to be insteresting. They can adapt the software to work in ways that us, living in 1st world countries, could not have thought of....


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