Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC

Filed under
OLPC




What about the software?

The coverage of this development centers on the change of OS, and the $30 incremental cost due to Windows licensing and hardware requirements. But what about the rest of the software on the OLPC? Will it continue to be free/open-source stuff, or will things like MS Works be deployed instead?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Your simple guide to Open Source technology

What does this mean in practice? First and foremost, it means that unlike traditional software development that is done behind closed doors and with the windows barred and by a small team, Open Source software development by its nature has many eye balls on it all of the time. Anyone can submit bug fixes or improvements and this generally translates into fixes and improvements happening at a much faster rate. Security vulnerabilities and exploits are usually fixed quickly too, which is good for everyone. Read more

Netrunner 14.1 OS Features a Different and Cool KDE Experience – Gallery

Netrunner 14.1, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Kubuntu, featuring KDE as the default desktop environment, is now available for download and it comes with a number of important improvements. Read more

Cyanogen Wants to Wrestle Android Away From Google

Cyanogen, the company behind the popular open source operating system and the OS of choice for last year's OnePlus One, wants to be even more independent from the Google-based software that lies at its foundation. According to Cyanogen's CEO, Kirt McMaster "We're attempting to take Android away from Google." Read more

OpenSSL 1.0.2 Branch Release notes

The major changes and known issues for the 1.0.2 branch of the OpenSSL toolkit are summarised below. The contents reflect the current state of the NEWS file inside the git repository. Read more