Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jan 2008 22:21 UTC, submitted by WillM
Hardware, Embedded Systems The One Laptop Per Child Project and Microsoft are working together to develop a dual-boot system to put both Linux and Windows on laptops aimed at kids in developing countries, the head of OLPC said in an interview Tuesday. "We are working with them very closely to make a dual-boot system so that, like on an Apple, you can boot either one up. The version that's up and running of Windows on the XO is very fast, it's very, very successful. We're working very hard to do both," said Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of OLPC.
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by Gorgak on Thu 10th Jan 2008 08:07 UTC
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If this is true, it's disappointing. It's often said that choice is good, but I'm not so sure in this case. The Linux based OS actively encourages the kids to learn programming and to use their computer for social purposes. The Windows based OS may well encourage them to waste time searching for pirate software and learning how to apply cracks instead.

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