XO/OLPC Laptop Finally Gets Windows XP OS

Microsoft has finally been successful in coming out with a version of Windows XP that would suit the needs of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO machine.

The OLPC version of Windows has been slimmed down to make it possible for it run out of the 2GB flash memory card and it includes several new drivers specifically written for XO machines characteristic features such as the scratch pad and game controller.

The XO machine which is also available in Linux version is likely benefit from the Windows version owing to the availability of huge amount educational software in the market which runs on windows platform.

Interestingly even the Linux version of the XO features a whole range of utilities that are customised for child use which include features like an integrated educational suite along with other software that are built around a child friendly OS shell called Sugar.