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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) “Microsoft’s Windows OS out – Linux in” for XO-3 tablet

One Laptop Per Child won’t use Microsoft’s Windows OS on its upcoming XO-3 tablet, which will run Linux, Ed McNierney, OLPC’s CTO said on May 27th by e-mail. The XO-3 will also use an Arm processor, but OLPC is ruling out loading multiple versions of Windows on the tablet, said McNierney. “We’ve no evidence that …

OLPC XO-1’s Live USB Sugar OS Beta Launched

Sugar Labs, makers of icon-based GUI for the One Laptop Per Child XO-1, announced the first beta of “Sugar on a Stick”, a live version of the operating system that can be booted from a USB stick as small as 1GB in size. Based on Fedora LiveUSB, Sugar on a Stick boots …

OLPC dumping AMD’s x86, urges Microsoft to port Windows

One Laptop Per Child is planning to end the production of its XO-1 laptop as well as drop AMD’s x86 Geode processor. OLPC intends to replace these with a low-powered ARM alternative in the XO-2 laptop, which is slated for release in about 18 months. Though using ARM architecture will reduce power …

Give One, Get One (G1G1) Amazon/OLPC store

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a non-profit equity computing project opened its Give One, Get One (G1G1) store on Amazon.com. For $399, customers buy one OLPC XO Laptop to donate to a developing nation, and get one for themselves or to give as a gift.

With Amazon’s assistance …

Colombia Gov deal for OLPC XO laptops running Windows XP

The government of Colombia has established a deal to bring the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project’s distinctive XO laptop to the country for a pilot program that will involve schools in several towns. These laptops won’t be packing the penguin, however, because they will come with Microsoft’s Windows XP operating …

Windows versioned XO laptop

On the outside, the Windows version of the XO laptop looks just like the Linux model. But simply booting up the device shows that the Windows version bears little resemblance to the original One Laptop Per Child device.

With the Microsoft version, you get Windows, for all the …

Microsoft Research ‘Codex Project’: Prototype based on OQO Model 02s

Microsoft Research’s Ken Hinckley has unveiled a prototype device based on two OQO Model 02s running together dubbed “Codex”. Hinckley believes it’s the future for gadgets as dual-screen devices have become the subject of increasingly elaborate internet fantasies. Now, rumors about an Apple “Brick” device have …

Amazon to sell XO OLPC Laptops from Nov ’08

Amazon will start selling One Laptop Per Child’s low-cost XO notebook computer as part of the Give One, Get One program OLPC developed last year, according to an official from OLPC. The non-profit organization started Give One, Get One as a way to raise money to send laptops …

Dual boot Linux, Windows XO OLPC laptop due soon

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 …

Niue Pacific Island gave OLPCs to school students

The small country of Niue became the first nation to provide OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) laptops to all of its public school students. Niue‘s 200 secondary school students received their PCs last month, according to a report by Radio New Zealand International. The 300 primary school children in …