updated 12:55 pm EDT, Mon September 8, 2008
OLPC Give 1 Get 1 program
A second run of the One Laptop Per Child project's Give 1 Get 1 program will begin on November 17th, writes Laptop Magazine. The founder of OLPC, Nicholas Negroponte, has announced that beginning on that date, shoppers at Amazon.com will be able to pick up an XO notebook of their own for $399, with a second system being sent to one of the poor countries it was designed for. The first 100,000 to 150,000 people to buy an XO will get theirs immediately, claims Negroponte.
People will not however be able to dual-boot between Sugar and Windows XP operating systems, as has been alleged. Instead people may be able to choose between Sugar and a more conventional version of Linux, without the former's simplified interface, meant to be deciphered by children. The possibility of dual-booting has not been finalized, according to Laptop.