Bitfrost and dual-boot

Edward Cherlin echerlin at
Thu May 29 20:13:13 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Arne Babenhauserheide <arne_bab at> wrote:
> Am Freitag 30 Mai 2008 01:44:29 schrieb Edward Cherlin:
>> > I don't often write here, but at the moment I don't see why BitFrost
>> > should be used in the first case (except, because we _can_).
>> Because of governments that will not buy unprotected laptops for
>> schoolchildren.
> But they buy them with Windows... ;)
> Still, that is a reason I understand.
>> And if the government installs Windows on your XO, whose problem is it
>> then? If it was just people, we wouldn't be having this argument.
> That depends on whether the government and schools can lock children in
> Windows.

Governments can, and some very likely will require that certain
lessons be given in Windows.

>> > Or did I miss Windows getting preinstalled on every XO or something
>> > similarly absurd?
>> Yes, you did. Egypt in particular demanded dual-boot XOs for all of
>> its students.
> Ouch, that's really painful.
> Seems I did miss quite much, when I didn't have time to read my mails...
> Many thanks for getting me up to date,
> Arne

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Edward Cherlin
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