Microsoft to Offer Windows to One Laptop Per Child

When Microsoft started in 1975 they had a vision of a computer on every desk and in every home. Today, aside from continuing on that vision, and more, Microsoft announced that they have reached an agreement with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) to offer Windows on the organization’s computers.

The OLPC laptop uses Linux and with Windows coming in, more orders are expected to to come in from governments and education ministries. The first OLPC laptops running Windows will be tested next month in limited trials over five countries.

“The people who buy the machines are not the children who use them, but government officials in most cases and those people are much more comfortable with Windows.” OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte said.

We can only hope that Windows would run just like how sturdy the OLPC laptops are. In the first place, we all want kids to have fun in computing.

Update at 11:56am: It’s here. In an email that we received straight from Microsoft (well, the PR representing Microsoft), a video was shown to us that Windows is indeed working on OLPC. Sturdy, we surely hope.