Walter leaving and shift to XP.
corbet at lwn.net
Wed Apr 23 13:00:44 EDT 2008
Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> Second, regarding Microsoft, I agree that if it is to be an open
> platform, it should be open to everyone, including Microsoft. That
> said, it is somewhat revisionist to suggest that the SD card was added
> on behalf of Microsoft
Such statements certainly are based on reporting like this:
Speaking with Wired News editor Kevin Poulsen over e-mail,
Negroponte said that an SD card slot was added to the OLPC
machine so it could meet Windows' minimum performance
"The XO always ran Windows... that is why we added the SD slot,"
"Microsoft has always been working on Windows for the XO. We put
the SD (secure digital) slot into our laptop over one year ago,
for them," Negroponte said, explaining that the SD slot allows
the XO's memory to be expanded, making it easier for users to
Although the machine is preinstaled with Linux ut this doesn't
mean that you can't run Windows on the machine, Negroponte
said. " We put in an SD slot just for Bill," he quipped.
(typos in original)
Now the statement that the SD slot was added for Microsoft may be
incorrect, but, given all the words that went around last year, it's
probably not "revisionist" either.
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