Yes, we know you impoverished children of the world would love nothing more than the opportunity to get some hands-on experience with Windows, providing you with a valuable skillset for a Windows-based world, but the OLPC project sure isn't going to help you in that quest. "We are a free and open-source shop." Says OLPC's Walter Bender, president of Software and Content, rebutting some of the conjecture surrounding Nick Neg's Windows-related statement last week. "We have no one from OLPC working with Microsoft on developing a Windows platform for the XO. MS doesn't get any special treatment from OLPC." It has been confirmed that Microsoft is developing for the XO, but OLPC hasn't contacted Microsoft about including the $3 software bundle with its computers, and claims no governments have approached it about loading Windows on the computers.
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