Want to know how Windows XP runs on the XO Laptop? Just check out the video from the team that’s been working on bringing Windows to the XO. While you’d think that Windows would have issues with the slow processor or the tiny amount of storage, the bigger challenges were apparently had to do with developing WiFi drivers and a BIOS that would support booting from a 2GB SD card (since there was no way Microsoft could cram Windows onto the 1GB of flash memory included in the XO.

Here are a few more highlights from the video:

  • Windows XP and Office have not been modified. The XO laptop runs pretty much the full version of the operating system and office suite
  • Video playback is surprisingly smooth, even with high bitrate videos
  • You can record sound and video through the built in mic and webcam, although the webcam recordings are just as choppy as you’d expect them to be.
  • You can rotate the screen with the touch of a button, and the display will change from color to monochrome when you fold the screen back into book mode.

[via Asus Eee Hacks]

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