Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2007 16:27 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Microsoft is serious about getting Windows XP to work on OLPC's low-cost laptop, but the company still isn't sure it will be able to make a go of it. In an interview, James Utzschneider, the general manager of Microsoft's emerging market unit, says Microsoft has devoted about 40 employees and contractors to work on its effort. However, there are plenty of technical hurdles, he said. One of the biggest is the fact that the XO has no hard drive and only 1GB of built-in memory. The company concluded it needed at least 2GB of memory just for Windows and Office, so it convinced the OLPC folks to include an SD slot on the laptop's motherboard.
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RE[2]: How ridiculous
by kragil on Thu 6th Dec 2007 17:04 UTC in reply to "RE: How ridiculous"
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Hello? It is designed for little children. It is way way better to have a open OS where kids can learn EVERYTHING about it than to have a nearly obsolete 7 year old crippled CLOSED OS.

If kids learn linux they wont have any problem using Windows ( they prolly dont want to but if they have to they can ). Children are smart they learn much faster than adults and they can adapt really fast. So there is absolutely no need for XP on OLPC. Everyone who thinks so prolly lost the ability to adapt.

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