writes: The BBC reports in its technology section http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7402365.stm that trials of the OLPC, with additional 2GB memory card to allow dual booting of Sugar and XP, will begin next month in 4 or 5 countries.
Nichloas Negroponte comments that
While it is certainly true that it has not taken off as fast as I would have hoped and publicly stated, certain countries around the world... have always been very, very insistent that they want Windows as an option
However, the recently resigned Ivan Krstic replies in his blog (http://radian.org/notebook/sic-transit-gloria-laptopi
[OLPC] should not believe the nonsense about Windows being a requirement for business after the children grow up
The addition of Windows XP and hardware changes adds a further $10 to the price of an OLPC machine.