Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2007 18:30 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Late last week the One Laptop Per Child project had a media event in Cambridge, and while I couldn't make the event, I did tape a video interview for the BBC on the project. During my preparation I kept coming across these claims that Microsoft and OLPC had partnered to put Windows XP Starter Edition on the OLPC, and according to one report, this was being done to get the XO laptop into US schools. None of this jibed with what I had been hearing from sources, so I decided to look into it further. As it turns out, a number of new outlets, including the AP and Reuters, mischaracterized the situation."
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RE: Yep
by martineriksen on Fri 4th May 2007 11:16 UTC in reply to "Yep"
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You have to remember that the OLPC is specifically engineered from the ground up, to work in more rugged environment with little electricity. That comes with a price. Which over time should come down to 100$, as production goes up.

I will bet that the OLPC can handle a lot more stress than your Compaq.

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