Windows on the XO (was: Re: Devel Digest, Vol 41, Issue 41)
sascha-ml-ui-sugar-olpc-devel at silbe.org
Tue Jul 28 08:21:22 EDT 2009
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 07:45:58AM -1000, Mitch Bradley wrote:
>> For this reason, Sugar needs a wider basis, to run on more Linux
>> platforms and to run under
>> Windows. We have been engaged in discussions with Microsoft for
>> several months, to explore a
>> dual boot version of the XO. Some of you have seen what Microsoft
>> developed on their own for
>> the XO. It works well and now needs Sugar on top of it (so to speak).
> That quotation is entirely correct according to my understanding.
Sure it is. But it omits the entire reasoning (BIOS vs. Open Firmware ->
Linux/Sugar won't work anymore) for spending OLPC resources on getting
Windows to run on the XO-1.
But it doesn't really matter much as Charles Kane makes it clear in
todays interview  that OLPC is now actually selling XOs with Windows
After the success and the impact we have had [Bill Gates] would take it
very seriously now and we have an agreement with Microsoft so we are
selling Windows XP as part of our dual-boot offering with the computer.
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