Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th May 2008 09:29 UTC
Windows Microsoft and the One Laptop Per Child project have announced an agreement to work together on getting Windows XP available on the XO laptop, with trials starting in June 2008, and the RTM date set for August or September. Microsoft also demonstrated Windows XP Professional and Office 2003 running on the XO laptop - fully featured.
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RE[2]: Parents' usage?
by Cutterman on Fri 16th May 2008 18:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Parents' usage?"
Cutterman
Member since:
2006-04-10

A billion dollars donated to OLPC (in exchange for dropping Linux for XP) would (from MS point of view) be money well spent.

And I've no doubt they dropped a ton of cash on them - it would have been very foolish of them not to.

Bastards.

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RE[3]: Parents' usage?
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 16th May 2008 21:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Parents' usage?"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

"A billion dollars donated to OLPC (in exchange for dropping Linux for XP) would (from MS point of view) be money well spent."

The OLPC was one of the most dangerous projects for Microsoft's monopoly ever, so they had to do something, from their point of view.

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RE[4]: Parents' usage?
by backdoc on Sat 17th May 2008 00:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Parents' usage?"
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2006-01-14

probably not as dangerous as Asus' deal with Splashtop

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RE[3]: Parents' usage?
by tomcat on Sat 17th May 2008 02:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Parents' usage?"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Bastards


You actually expected them not to respond?

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