OLPC could run Windows?
While Sugar OS is designed to make the machines as user-friendly as possible, Negroponte says developers have been working with Microsoft to ensure that the machines could also run Windows, possibly the $3 version of Windows XP that Microsoft recently announced it would sell to governments of developing nations.
As for the price, it'll take about 3 million orders to make producing and distributing the little computers cost effective. 7 countries have expressed interest in placing orders, but no money has changed hands yet. Negroponte says the $100 figure was always a long term goal, and he hopes to reduce the price by 25 percent per year once production begins.