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Re: OLPC goes to the dark side

 I was reading a while back about how the education minister of I believe 
Seria wrote them off because they didn't have windows then complained about 
the bugs with the linux distro at which point the project lead said how hard 
it was for him to boot up windows most of the time let alone use it. It's 
all mind games right now, what i'd do it put windows on it and charge 200 
more dollars and see which one people choose. ~Ben 

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 7:25 PM, Tom Metro <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> After gaining attention for the use of open source software, I'm hearing in 
> podcasts that the OLPC project is considering switching to a Microsoft 
> operating system, saying that its use of Linux has impacted sales. 
> I also heard that some of the project volunteers are bailing because of 
> this. 
> Anyone have a link to a good article covering this? 
> I see Asus similarly followed up their low-cost Linux running EEE PC with a 
> more expensive version running Microsoft Windows. Makes you wonder whether 
> potential buyers actually try using these machines, or are they just 
> dismissing them site unseen based on the lack of Windows. (Though I don't 
> recall seeing any EEE reviews mentioning the OS as a negative.) 
>  -Tom 
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