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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remember who the computers for
by REM2000 on Tue 5th Dec 2006 19:46 UTC
REM2000
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2006-07-25

At the heart of the project is the potential to equip children all over the world in the poorest areas with a working computer.

If Windows is an option (something 90% odd of the world use) and it doesn't stop the principle of the project then i welcome it.

Already it looks like these children will have a choice and the ability to get to grips with technology we take for granted.

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