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Re: OLPC XO-3 and Linux

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____/ Homer on Wednesday 20 Jul 2011 14:09 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>>> http://www.pcworld.com/article/236008/olpc_plans_solar_charging_satellite_internet_for_xo3.html
>> Whatever happened to XO-2?
>> Anyway, also interesting there:
>>    In March 2009, OLPC pushed Microsoft to develop a version of the
>>    full Windows OS that could work on ARM chips, which are considered
>>    more power-efficient than x86 chips.
>>    At the time, Microsoft said it wouldn't do it, but the software
>>    maker said earlier this year that Windows 8 will work with x86 and
>>    ARM architectures.
>>    "Microsoft had to make that move. I told Craig Mundie he would have
>>    to do it in two years," Negroponte said. "He said 'absolutely no,
>>    never.' It was two years to the week."
> I need Negroponte to pick my lotto numbers.
>> Also:
>>    OLPC has lost interest in Windows for XO-3 now, Negroponte said,
>>    adding that it "will have almost no meaning."
> Yeah, ARM really put the kibosh on Wintel's fiendishly evil plan to conquer
> the Third World "market", didn't it.
> Moo-ha-ha.

ARM is based in Cambridge. I guess it makes it safer 
from some US patents, as long as it doesn't export
to the US (Africa has not many patents)

FYI Intel has begun lobbying for software
patents around the world. What a disgusting

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