Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 27th Apr 2007 07:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The founder of the ambitious "$100 laptop" project, which plans to give inexpensive computers to schoolchildren in developing countries, revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to its homegrown, open-source interface." More here.
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Sorry, had to
by shykid on Fri 27th Apr 2007 12:38 UTC
shykid
Member since:
2007-02-22

But does it run NetBSD?

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RE: Sorry, had to
by Jedd on Fri 27th Apr 2007 14:30 in reply to "Sorry, had to"
Jedd Member since:
2005-07-06

What doesn't run NetBSD? :p

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RE: Sorry, had to
by ebasconp on Fri 27th Apr 2007 15:43 in reply to "Sorry, had to"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

"Of course, it runs NetBSD" (TM)

:)


Here your comment rises some questions:

* Why has Linux been chosen instead of some BSD or, maybe, OpenSolaris? NetBSD is a very lightweight OS and runs on several platforms (maybe repeating what has been said done before on another posts) including ARM (removing the idea of running Windows on that boxes).

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RE[2]: Sorry, had to
by TaterSalad on Fri 27th Apr 2007 16:46 in reply to "RE: Sorry, had to"
TaterSalad Member since:
2005-07-06

One answer I can think of, and its not the only answer is that linux has a lot more recognition. Its been a good buzzword for the last few years and does carry some big corporate backings like Red Hat and IBM. That and the base of the OS was probably easiest to get up and running on the OLPC platform.

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