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Negroponte: Windows Key to OLPC Philosophy

Oct 29, 2007, 15:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jo Best)

"While the news that Microsoft is developing a version of Windows for the so-called '$100 laptop' has caused some consternation, the head of the One Laptop per Child project has said the scheme could not promote openness if it blocked Windows.

"Microsoft corporate vice president Will Poole told Reuters last week that the software giant is working on a stripped-down version of Windows XP to run on the ruggedised laptops destined for schoolchildren in developing countries. According to Poole, the OS could be ready in a 'few months...'

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