Microsoft denies dual-boot Linux/Windows XO laptops are on its agenda
It looks like the head of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Chief Nicholas Negroponte is not only alienating Intel, but Microsoft, too.
A day after published reports quoting Negroponte as saying OLPC XO laptops would dual boot Linux and Windows, Microsoft is denying that the company is pursuing such a plan.
This wasn’t the first time that Negroponte took it upon himself to preannounce Microsoft’s OLPC plans. Late last year, following statements by Negroponte regarding Microsoft and its OLPC strategy, Microsoft officials issued a statement to counteract Negroponte’s “rhetoric” about Microsoft’ OLPC status and plans.