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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RE[2]: Disappointing
by lemur2 on Thu 10th Jan 2008 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Disappointing"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

So the goal of the XO laptop is to teach computers - about their possibilities, their charm, their basic concepts, not how to get warez, operate a firewall, or use an office suite.


Not only "teach computers", but rather "teach a lot of things".

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities

Look, an oscilloscope:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Measure

a studio:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Record

a surveyors tool:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Acoustic_Tape_Measure

programming:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Pippy

democracy:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Poll_Builder

music:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/TamTam

art:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Drawing_Activity

journalism/documentary:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Our_Stories

... and so on.

It is a project, after all, about education and young children.

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