Microsoft develops software suit for poor children

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The software giant, Microsoft is planning to develop a version of a $3 Windows software suite to run on low-cost laptops to help world's poorest children. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founder of One Laptop Per Child wants to send low cost software to the world's poorest children.

The software would be tested on prototypes of small green-and-white laptops developed by the One Laptop Per Child Foundation. The company will start mass production of project named, XO machines in September. The software will run on the Linux operating system and other open-source programs. The XO machine is featured with a string pulley to charge its battery, a keyboard, which switches between languages, a digital video camera and wireless connectivity. The laptop just requires only 2 watts of power and it comes with four USB ports to add memory devices. Some governments have urges Microsoft to equip those machines with Windows software instead of Linux and other programs.


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