XP on OLPC - a contrarian view -- followup

John R.Hogerhuis jhoger at pobox.com
Fri May 16 19:18:41 EDT 2008

Robert Myers <rmyers7 <at> mindspring.com> writes:

> I just saw the Microsoft video of an XO running XP. In it the XO single 
> boots from an 'insyde' BIOS. The MS guy says that XP doesn't fit on the 
> flash, and is installed on an SD card. In this case, I'd guess the flash 
> is just being used as a home for the BIOS. I can see why techs at MS did 
> this to get a working prototype rather than having to wait for (or worse 
> yet, contribute to) the OF V2 bootloader/BIOS.

Wasn't the Insyde BIOS what shipped temporarily on Rev A boards? Maybe that's
just what they had? But yeah, they would have to put in some dev hours to port
to OF.

-- John.

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