Linked by David Adams on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:36 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Windows As of today, Microsoft won't allow manufacturers to install XP on new netbooks," says blogger Kevin Fogarty. "That doesn't mean corporate customers who special-order hardware with XP won't be able to get it, or even that its market share ( 60 percent!) will drop any time soon.... It just means XP has taken the first babystep toward obsolescence and the long (really long, considering its market share) slide down toward the pit of minor operating systems like the MacOS X (4.39 percent) , Java ME (.95 percent) and "Other" (which I think is an alternative spelling for "Linux" (.85 percent).
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I observed that my mention of a "One-Cell-Phone-Per-Child" concept forked into a discussion of the hazards (imaginary or real) of microwave radiation on mamals.

My comment was in an analogy of the approach taken by Apple with the iPad interface being essentially derived from the earlier introduced iPhone one. Essentially, had the OLPC initiative introduced the interface via a non-computing device, this could have lead to more positive acceptance. Familiarity with the interface would have been gained without a background of all the pre-conceptions we now have about using a computing device.

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