Microsoft, along with the One Laptop Per Child project, have announced that the XO laptop will be available in both Linux and Windows.
The Windows-powered XO will be released in approximately six countries starting next month. Expect a wider release later in the year.
The agreement, which has been rumored for quite some time, guarantees a broader acceptance for the XO which has gotten off to a shaky (at best) start. Several countries, such as Uruguay, made Windows a mandatory requirement in order to embrace the program.
The ultimate goal is to create a laptop that with boot in either Windows or Linux.
See, in order to get laptops into the hands of children in developing countries, everyone can get along!
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