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Re: Only 0.2% of XO's ever ran Windows

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Monday 12 Sep 2011 11:16 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> 0% of XOs run Windows
> Not quite.
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| A stray comment today about Windows not working on ARM machines, by someone
>>| who thought all OLPC laptops had moved away from Linux, reminded me to
>>| reaffirm something:
>>| Every XO we have ever made shipped from the factory with Linux. The 2M+ XOs
>>| running Linux is one of the largest deployments of Linux in the classroom
>>| anywhere in the world, and the largest in primary schools.
>> `----
>> http://blog.laptop.org/2011/09/01/every-xo-runs-linux/
>    A few thousand dual-booted into Windows [XP] as well, either at the
>    time they shipped or after being reflashed -- after a Microsoft
>    team modded a version of XP for the XO, and our firmware made
>    dual-booting possible. That was an impressive bit of coding and
>    optimization, but the only machines that ever made use of it were
>    part of programs sponsored independently by Microsoft. In all, under
>    5,000 XOs have ever run Windows natively -- 0.2% of all laptops
>    we have ever produced.

That makes 2.5 million Linux machines. :-)

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