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Microsoft tries to fit XP onto OLPC

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Thu Dec 06 2007, 09:44

A REPORT SAID that Microsoft will target the second half of next year for the release of a version of Windows XP that will run on One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) computers.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft's big problem is that there's no hard drive on the machines, and that means certain challenges making XP fit on a machine.

The OLPC machines use memory to store data - Windows XP believes in the swap file and the code base for its OS already occupy a huge chunk of HDD space.

Makes you wonder why Microsoft is bothering. But, according to the Journal, Microsoft will field test Windows based XO machines as early as January. µ


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