[sugar] Microsoft

Joel Rees joel_rees at sannet.ne.jp
Sun May 18 03:45:05 EDT 2008

Very typical modus operandi for leviathan --

Convenient errors in the "news".

Convenient to leviathan, at any rate, not to the poor mucks whose  
work they intend to "capitalize".

Is someone who can claim more authority and give better information  
than I going to notify the NYTimes of the error?

On 平成 20/05/17, at 18:16, Edward Cherlin wrote:

> On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 7:19 PM, Albert Cahalan  
> <acahalan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 5:28 AM, Edward Cherlin  
>> <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Albert Cahalan  
>>> <acahalan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Just look at the deal. Dual-boot costs $7 extra. Governments will
>>>> not pay the extra $7 to allow dual-boot.
>>> No, Windows costs about $7 extra for the flash card plus $3 for the
>>> license. Countries wouldn't save anything by removing Linux + Sugar,
>>> which is all free. Dual-boot and Windows-only would have the same
>>> cost.
>> According to the recent nytimes.com article:
>> NYT: Windows will add a bit to the price of the machines,
>> NYT: about $3, the licensing fee Microsoft charges to some
>> NYT: developing nations under a program called Unlimited Potential.
>> NYT: For those nations that want models that can run both Windows
>> NYT: and Linux, the extra hardware required will add another $7 or
>> NYT: so to the cost of the machines, Mr. Negroponte said.
>> I can parse that two different ways, neither of which agrees
>> with you:
> True, but the press release is wrong, on this and on other points.
>> Linux-only is $0 extra.
> Correct.
>> Windows-only is $3 extra.
> No, $10 extra. XP does not fit in the 1G flash on the stock XO. It
> requires the additional SD card.
>> Dual-boot is either $7 extra or $10 extra.
> $10 extra compared with Linux-only, as I said.
>> (depending on if "another" means adding the $7 to the price
>> of the laptop, or to the price after already adding $3)
> -- 
> Edward Cherlin
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Joel Rees
(waiting for a 3+GHz ARM processor to come out,
to test Steve's willingness to switch again.)

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