The world's largest software company is now working to adapt a basic version of Windows XP so it is compatible with the non-profit One Laptop per Child Foundation's small green- and-white XO laptop.
"We're spending a non-trivial amount of money on it," Microsoft Corporate Vice President Will Poole said in an interview on Thursday. "We're working hard. But we're still at least a few months away."
If seems Microsoft has finally decided that there might be a threat in having millions of children exposed to Linux rather than Windows and has decided to take steps. The question is, how much will this increase the price of the already nearly 2x so-called $100 laptop.
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