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Windows XP available on OLPC XO, shipping as soon as next month

olpc_windows_xpToday Microsoft and OLPC released a joint press release professing their love for one another…or something like that.

Like it or not, OLPC and Microsoft have been working on brining Windows XP to the little OLPC XO computer and things are good and official now—Windows XP will be available on the XO and will be available this August or September, but some countries may be able to get their hands on it as soon as next month.

Andrés Gonzalez Díaz, governor of Cundinamarca, Colombia, says “as I plan my region’s investment in technology, I must evaluate the best way to provide quality education and prepare my citizens for the work force…Windows support on the XO device means that our students and educators will now have access to more than computer-assisted learning experiences. They will also develop marketable technology skills, which can lead to jobs and opportunities for our youth of today and the work force of tomorrow.”

You can check out the full press release here if you’re interested.

[Via Engadget]


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