In a bit of an about-face, the government of India looks ready to embrace the OLPC initiative. The country had previously done a test pilot in 2007 with 20 XO laptops at a local school, but while the trials were indeed successful, it later decided to launch its own program and build a much cheaper alternative. Unsurprisingly, their so-called $10 laptop turned out to be The purchase gives the struggling OLPC a much needed boost, one that could help recover some lost credibility as it continues to work on a more ambitious 2.0 model which is expected to land in 2010.