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$100 Laptop / XO / OLPC goes Windows... great!

Putting Windows on the XO is a great way forward, especially when you want to raise the price, give Bill a cut, and gain a huge number of new open source programmers.

Been getting my teeth into programming again, and it's amazing how far we have come since 1995, when I was trying to write TCP/IP access for DOS boxes that didn't have Winsock. Whatever you need, you can download. You just have to know the keywords.

And to finish off this post, from the middle of (JAXP rules fever | eclipse kicks XCode | ...), another sage couple of words:

Truly being Open means you let everybody participate. Even if they don't use Debian.

en_us: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,268996,00.html // Thanks H
de_de: http://www.golem.de/0704/51969.html // Danke Uwe

Posted: April 30th 2007 08:23

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