First sign of an XO Laptop dual booting Windows and Linux

Those wacky OLPC folks have been working with Microsoft on a way to cram Windows XP onto the XO Laptop for a few months now. And while we’ve already seen video evidence of Windows running on the hardware, Gizmodo has what appears to be the first video showing a single XO Laptop dual booting Linux and Windows XP.

Here’s how it works. The XO has just 1GB of built-in, solid state memory. So you throw a light weight Linux distro on there. And then you load Windows XP onto a bootable 2GB SD card so that you have the option of loading up either operating system when you boot your computer.

Note that the video includes some heavy time-lapse photography. So it’s not clear how long it actually takes Windows to boot.