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[Eng] XO Gets XP, Children of the World to be Assimilated

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It's been a controversial decision, but it looks like the OLPC XO has completed its transition from revolutionary education project to just another tiny Windows laptop with a useless keyboard -- albeit one with a pleasantly whimsical design. Yep, it's official: Microsoft and OLPC just put out a joint press release saying that XP-loaded XOs will be available starting in August or September, with some countries to get the machines as soon as next month. Users will get all the regular functionality of XP -- it's basically the same build as on the Eee and other ultraportables -- but Microsoft's spent over a year developing specialized drivers for the XO's various features like e-book mode, the writing pad, and camera. (We're pretty certain that doesn't include mesh networking, but WiFi is supported.) XP is too big for the built-in 1GB flash chip, so it'll come preloaded on a 2GB SD card, leaving just about 1.5GB free total for apps and media. It seems like Microsoft is thrilled about this partnership, but it's a not going to make NickNeg's search for new vision at the top any easier. As for Sugar? You'll still be able to get it, but we have a sinking feeling about its future. Demo video after the break.
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Somehow, this is not a shock.
    
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Really, why would they do this?

I mean, yes, I can see the minimal profit, but it isn't that big? I mean, the laptops are supposed to sell for 50 dollars or something, right? Well wouldn't adding XP to them either take away the advantage to that or allow so many problems that it would be impossible to use (BSOD, no technician to help, software problems, etc).

I really think that the idea is great, give every child a small easy to use laptop, but I think that microsoft is becoming to much of a conglomerate. About half or over half of all PC users today use Windows. While there are many other Operating Systems available today.

The fact is, even though it isn't suprising, was going to happen, did happen, and won't be big dent, supposedly. It is a bad idea.

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Really, why would they do this?

I mean, yes, I can see the minimal profit, but it isn't that big? I mean, the laptops are supposed to sell for 50 dollars or something, right? Well wouldn't adding XP to them either take away the advantage to that or allow so many problems that it would be impossible to use (BSOD, no technician to help, software problems, etc).

I really think that the idea is great, give every child a small easy to use laptop, but I think that microsoft is becoming to much of a conglomerate. About half or over half of all PC users today use Windows. While there are many other Operating Systems available today.

The fact is, even though it isn't suprising, was going to happen, did happen, and won't be big dent, supposedly. It is a bad idea.

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Computers are being introduced into areas that haven't had them. Microsoft wants to ensure that the first OS these kids ever see isn't Linux
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Computers are being introduced into areas that haven't had them. Microsoft wants to ensure that the first OS these kids ever see isn't Linux

QFT.

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It may be a smart business move, but honestly, Microsoft needs to back down from it.

They already use about 75% of the world? There are huge disadvantages to these things they are doing. As I stated previously. No tech support available (either because of language, lack of phone or sat/land/other-line, lack of on site help, BSOD in a first, second or third world country with people or kids not knowing what they are doing, the lack of software capable or running on the current hardware and lack of support with it, and whatever else anyone can come up with.

I just think it won't be a big help to the corportation, and that linux needs to be given a shot. It is really simple, as long as you know how to log in and know a root password and or be able to configure hardware. You don't have to do it by "terminal".

Now my debate is done,

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