Windows On The $100 Laptop – It Won’t Fit

“One of the most ambitious aspects of the “$100 laptop” project for schoolchildren in developing countries is the machines’ open-source software platform, designed to be intuitive for kids.That’s why many people were taken aback last week when the founder of the nonprofit laptop project, Nicholas Negroponte, announced that buyers of the machine will be able to add Windows, the ultimate in proprietary software.”

“”I don’t know how to get the thing to run on less than 2 gigs,” he said. Plus, at least 10 custom drivers – which tell an operating system how to interact with hardware – need to be designed, Poole said.”



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