Windows on the XO (was: Re: Devel Digest, Vol 41, Issue 41)

James Cameron quozl at
Tue Jul 28 08:38:13 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 02:21:22PM +0200, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> But it doesn't really matter much as Charles Kane makes it clear in
> todays interview [1] 

It was last week, actually.

> ... that OLPC is now actually selling XOs with Windows on them:
> """
> 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.

Sure, fine, but who is buying?  I know of no deployments that have
chosen this configuration.  Perhaps you misunderstand what "selling"
means.  It doesn't mean a sale has completed.  That would be "sold".
I'm taking this to mean it is orderable.

James Cameron

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