works out more expensive than a Linux box.
The software giant has recognised that price is a critical factor in the poorer countries of the world and so has created a special XP-Lite version
with which to entice new users.
However a PC programme by the Malaysian government, for which Microsoft has contributed a special Bahasa Melayu (the Malay language) version of
Windows XP, offers low-cost PCs with either Windows or Linux on.