"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
"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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