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Why Microsoft Must Control One Laptop Per Child

Jan 10, 2008, 22:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

"It's a threat Microsoft can't let stand: the entire third world learning Linux as children, and growing up to use it. And Microsoft is going to get its way.

"It comes after a sudden wave of SCO-like problems for the OLPC project. A specious patent lawsuit over keyboards. Board-member Intel thrown out of the project for attempting to convince national governments to drop OLPC purchases and go with its own (Windows) product. First, OLPC is shown what its problems will be if it doesn't cooperate with Microsoft. Then, Microsoft approaches with money and technical help--you just have to run Windows to get it..."

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