updated 09:35 am EST, Mon November 14, 2005
Apple offered OS X to MIT
Apple for MIT's proposed $100 laptop initiative, however, the proposal offered by Apple's CEO Steve Jobs was declined because the program was looking for open-source software, according to a new report. The plan to develop a $100 laptop computer for distribution to millions of school-children in developing countries has caught the interest of governments and the attention of computer-industry heavyweights, as it could represent access to a large untapped market, according to The Wall Street Journal. Companies such as Microsoft are evaluating participation options, however, the first production version of the laptop will be powered by AMD processors and will use the open-source Red Hat Linux operating system.