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The One Laptop per Child association develops a low-cost laptop—the "XO Laptop"—to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our mission is "to provide educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning."
Read more recent news, follow our deployments, or read about sugar 0.86 and our upcoming XO 1.5 laptop release. If you want to suggest or start a new project, or get hardware to work with, you can submit a project proposal directly.
This wiki contains project pages describing work and ideas related to OLPC. Be bold - create new pages for your own projects, or learn how to get involved with those already in progress. You can also ask other community members about ways to contribute.
There are overview pages dedicated to hardware, software, education and content. The XO's iconic software interface, Sugar, has its own human interface guidelines, here and on the Sugar Labs wiki. There are also discussion pages on issues of deployment and country-specific discussions.
News and updates
- A new release of Sugar 0.84, built on F11, is being tested for the XO 1.5. See F11 for 1.5 and the devel mailing list for details on how to help test the base build or activities for it.
- Uruguay became the first country in the world to achieve one laptop per child, when its President Tabaré Vázquez handed out the last of its 400,000 XOs on October 13.
- XO Software Release 8.2 now offers point release 8.2.1. See USB instructions to upgrade. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help kids worldwide by testing our upcoming Fedora 11 Remix for the XO-1.5.
- For general news, see some of the OLPC news aggregators, including planet.laptop.org, the OLPC blog, and the independent OLPCNews blog.
The 20 most recent new pages on this wiki: