Jim Gettys jg at
Tue May 20 22:50:01 EDT 2008

We already have the technology in place to automatically update the
firmware as part of updating the laptop.  We certainly don't what the
support headaches of having to support multiple versions.
                          - Jim

On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 18:34 -0400, info at wrote:
> Nick Negroponte has said :
> "Open Firmware V2, the free and open source BIOS, is now capable of
> running Linux, Microsoft Windows XP and other operating systems, and was
> developed by Firmworks with support from OLPC. This will enable dual
> boot of OLPC XO laptops with Microsoft Windows XP in addition to the
> existing Fedora-based system and will become the standard
> BIOS/bootloader for all XO systems when completed. With this "free
> BIOS," the XO-1 continues to be the most open laptop hardware currently
> available."
> This is totally different that we have been informed, the V2 version of the
> BIOS is able to run a double boot.  Huge difference!!!
> Good or bad? Everyone has its own answer.  Now the XOs are a more
> "general" tool, a broader range of happenings we will see.
> So... all the new 200,000 XOs that will come to Peru will come with this
> new V2 Bios.  and the first 45,000 will be updated?  Or we have to
> deal with a mixed enviroment? (no problem... just asking...)
> Best regards,
> Javier Rodriguez
> Lima, Peru
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