But, “It has not committed to offering XP on the XO laptop but hopes to release the operating system in the first half of 2008 if the trials succeed.”
Hasn’t committed? Ha!
You can bet your nether regions Bill and the Boyz would kill to somehow get their system on the OLPC laptops.
How else would they get all those new computer users in all those lovely developing countries addicted to MS crud?
“The work, undertaken as part of the firm’s plans to widen access to technology, forms part of a project to run Windows on flash-based machines.,” saysd the Beeb in all seriousness, adding:
“The XO does not have a hard drive, and uses a lightweight flash drive instead.”
“The last thing you want to do for a shared use computer is have it be something without a disk and with a tiny little screen,” quoth Microsoft philanthropist Bill Gates in March last year.
And, “I think a more realistic title should be ‘the $100 gadget’,” Intel chief Craig Barrett.
Barrett’s scorn notwithstanding, “Intel and OLPC will explore collaborations involving technology and educational content,” he says, and, “Intel will also join the board of OLPC.”
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