Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Dec 2006 17:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Microsoft wants to make its Windows operating system available on the One Laptop per Child notebook computers, OLPC chairman Nicholas Negroponte said at the NetEvents conference in Hong Kong on Saturday. "I have known Bill Gates his entire adult life. We talk, we meet one-on-one, we discuss this project," said Negroponte, vnunet.com can reveal. "We put in an SD slot in the machine just for Bill. We didn't need it but the OLPC machines are at Microsoft right now, getting Windows put on them."
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RE: I don't know ...
by WarpKat on Tue 5th Dec 2006 18:08 UTC in reply to "I don't know ..."
WarpKat
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New market? Microsoft losing ground in most areas?

This is a snowball effect happening - as more and more kids learn to use computers and more and more of those kids learn to use other operating systems, as it's almost a requirement nowadays, the more and more Microsoft will continue to lose ground that it had firmly held during its monopolistic days when nothing else existed in a more public arena.

Not to mention that Billy himself stated this was a fruitless endeavor in not so-many words. Now that he's being proven otherwise, he wants in. He doesn't like that very much.

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