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Jobs offered OS X free for Negraponte's $100 laptop

Ryan Block, @ryan
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We all know how much Jobs likes the education market, so according to the Wall Street Journal he did a very magnanimous thing and offered OS X up to Nicholas Negroponte for his $100 laptop for developing nations. But not even bothering to discount the vast technical difficulties with getting OS X to run on this kind of machine, Negroponte and his team apparently canned the whole idea because OS X is a closed-source OS, and they believed it fundamental to their system to use only totally open, completely modifiable software. Yep, this all sounds about right to us. Jobs gets positive PR, Negroponte & Co. get to up their cred; win-win all around!

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