A low-cost XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) that carries both Windows and Linux will be out within the next month or so, according to an OLPC official.
The dual-boot XO laptop was expected to be available in August or September. The new device will allow users to boot-up the OS they prefer, either Microsoft Windows XP or the Linux-based Sugar OS originally found on the XO.
The new device is important to the spread of the XO around the world. OLPC started as an attempt to build a US$100 laptop and work with governments to pass them out to kids in poor nations around the world. But some governments have said they don’t want the XO laptop, no matter how cheap it is, unless it has Windows.