Windows on the XO (was: Re: Devel Digest, Vol 41, Issue 41)
sdaly.be at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 08:41:28 EDT 2009
My understanding is that although Windows is available, there have
been no sales; deployments have preferred Sugar.
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Sascha
Silbe<sascha-ml-ui-sugar-olpc-devel at silbe.org> wrote:
> 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 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.
>  http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,25843285-24169,00.html
> CU Sascha
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