is anyone actually doing Windows on XO work here?
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Tue Jul 21 20:30:14 EDT 2009
On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Carlos Nazareno<object404 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all.
> Check out the latest piece:
> Negroponte Sees Sugar As OLPC's Biggest Mistake
> (The title is bad FUD from OLPC News -- it's actually Negroponte
> saying that Sugar should have been run as an application instead of
> the main OS layer/frontend and not Sugar itself as the mistake.)
Most of Slashdot is FUD, even if the headline is correct. I have
replied to several such stories about OLPC/Sugar and about other
important topics, on Slashdot and elsewhere, and you are all free to
quote me on this one. I've given up on Slashdot, since all but one of
my factual posts has been modded down to 1. I conclude that Slashdot
readers, like many in the political world, don't want to be distracted
from setting the world straight by facts.
http://xkcd.com/386/ Duty Calls
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> Now everytime there's a piece on OLPC at Slashdot.org, it seems 30% of
> the comment traffic is composed of bashing OLPC for caving in to
> Microsoft and Windows.
> Now AFAIK, there's little to no Windows work being done in-house by
> the OLPC team, and it's all or mostly at Microsoft's side that the
> work's being done.
> And AFAIK, the deal is that "you buy the machine, you're free to run
> any software you want on it. We're not stopping you from running
> Windows even though we're pushing Sugar."
> In this case, OLPC is not really in bed with MS but is more of
> allowing MS to run Windows on the OLPC the same way users can install
> any software they want on their PCs.
> Am I correct in this assumption?
> I'm sick and tired of the this OLPC-MS FUD (Fear-Uncertainty-Doubt) on
> Slashdot (one of the highest-traffic websites, so high that getting
> linked on the frontpage is like being DDOSed) and it would be great if
> the record on this could be set straight so that the MS FUD inanity on
> Slashdot can be ended as it's destroying the image of OLPC.
> All the best,
> carlos nazareno
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