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The Paradox of Choice

Jan 12, 2008, 09:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ivan Krstić)

"People were already making a fuss about Nicholas' claim that we're working with Microsoft on supporting dual-boot with Windows XP, and now Bruce Perens writes a lachrymal--if entirely misinformed--missive about OLPC selling out to Microsoft.

"Let's briefly clarify the facts. Bruce claims 'Microsoft approach[ed OLPC] with money and technical help,' which is incorrect on both counts. OLPC is not taking Microsoft's money, and we are not being assisted in any way technically by the company. Bruce also claims that 'original OLPC prototypes ran Debian... Once Red Hat offered money and resources, Debian disappeared from the system. Now it's Red Hat's turn to disappear.' So many falsities in so few words...!"

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