Microsoft cooks up OLPC dual-boot mud pie

Posted by monmouthing on Jan 10, 2008 3:27 PM EDT
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The news from Nicholas Negreponte that talks are progressing about a dual-boot OLPC laptop gets slapped down by Microsoft which denies any involvement.

Negroponte, OLPC chairman, has been quoted as saying "We are working with them very closely to make a dual-boot system so that, like on an Apple, you can boot either one up. The version that's up and running of Windows on the XO is very fast, it's very, very successful. We're working very hard to do both."

Which is great news, as you can currently buy an OLPC laptop with a Fedora distro installed, and there is a version of Windows XP available that will run on it as well, but the two together would obviously make things much simpler within this particular marketplace where cost and clarity are everything.

Unfortunately, Microsoft is not playing ball and has issued its own statement which brings the clarity of mud (or should that be fud) to the situation.

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