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Should One Laptop Per Child System Run Linux Or Windows?

Dec 12, 2007, 04:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul McDougall)

"Microsoft stirred up controversy last week when it suggested a Linux-based laptop for children in developing nations be redesigned to accommodate Windows. Would that be a good move?

"One Laptop Per Child's XO system currently runs on a Red Hat Linux OS. The thinking is that open source software allows OLPC to offer a system for the lowest cost possible. It also prevents 'lock in' to any one commercial vendor's technology..."

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