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Windows To Crash Linux Laptop Party?

Microsoft can barely contain its irritation with MIT's $100 Linux laptops for the Third World -- after all, why buy a $100 Linux box when you can buy a $1,000 Vista machine?

Now MS is offering to put Windows on these machines so the poor and downtrodden can decide if they want to spend their time troubleshooting Linux command lines or trying to get spyware off of Windows. Maybe Steve Jobs should enter this fray.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 13, 2006 at 11:52 AM


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