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OLPC Set to Dump X86 for Arm Chips in XO-2

Mar 12, 2009, 15:31 (17 Talkback[s])
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"OLPC is in talks with Microsoft to develop a version of a full Windows OS for XO-2, Negroponte said. The XO-2 is still 18 months away from release, so "a lot can change with regard to Microsoft and Arm," Negroponte said.

"Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"Designed for use by children in developing countries, the XO laptop has been praised for its innovative hardware features and environmentally friendly design. In the same vein, XO-2 is also being engineered with hardware and software features that OLPC hopes will appeal to kids in primary schools."

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