The founder of the ambitious “$100 laptop” project, which plans to give inexpensive computers to schoolchildren in developing countries, revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to its homegrown, open-source interface.
Even at US$175, it’s still a well needed bargain for developing nations. We also learn that the founder of the $100 laptop initiative has negotiated with Microsoft to ensure a version of Windows can run on the machine. It’ll likely be the Starter edition that was recently announced last week as the $3 Microsoft software package for governments that subsidize student computers.
Here’s the link to Physorg for the full story.