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XO: The Children's Machine

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.

Pope Benedict XVI receives an XO from Antonio Battro
Start of mass production at Quanta

Get Involved

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.

See our latest news including our newly overhauled Contributors Program, offering free XO Laptop loans and community mentoring to volunteers worldwide who pay it forward.


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.

OLPC is designed around five core principlesChild Ownership, Low Ages, Saturation, Connection, and Free and Open Source tools, and each of these have their own portal sections as well.

News and updates

OLPC Rwanda launches at Kagugu Primary School in Kigali
Laptops are introduced in Mongolia
Thai, one of 18 localized OLPC keyboards
One of many activities available for Sugar - a Memorize game for practicing spelling, counting, and memory

The 20 most recent new pages on this wiki:

  • 03:24, 23 September 2016 ‎XS Community Edition/6.2 (hist) ‎[737 bytes] ‎Holt (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '{{draft}} <center>'''TENTATIVE! TENTATIVE! TENTATIVE!'''</center>')
  • 13:40, 25 August 2016 ‎Activities/G16.1.0 (hist) ‎[9,884 bytes] ‎Germanrs (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '<!-- Activites included in OLPC 13.2.7 images, for verification of hardware compatibility and capability -->{{Activity-oneline |icon = activity-web.svg |activity_name = Browse |…')
  • 01:45, 24 August 2016 ‎Release notes/16.04.1 (hist) ‎[2,796 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '== Overview == 16.04.1 is an OLPC OS release. The target platform is NL3 only. == Features == A list of new features; * hardware support for the NL3 laptop, == Fixes ==…')
  • 01:36, 24 August 2016 ‎Olpc-ubuntu-sugar-builder (hist) ‎[150 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'olpc-ubuntu-sugar-builder unpacks an Ubuntu desktop amd64 ISO-9660 image, adds packages from a configured package archive, and then repacks the image.')
  • 01:32, 24 August 2016 ‎16.04.1 (hist) ‎[1,324 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '16.04.1 is an OLPC OS release, based on Ubuntu 16.04, with Sugar 0.108. The target platform is Target platforms::NL3 only. == Status == Status: Status::released Releas…')
  • 04:59, 23 August 2016 ‎NL3 (hist) ‎[827 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '== SKU400 == * first manufactured July 2016, * quad-core N2940 CPU at 1.83 GHz, * 32 GB solid state disk, * 4 GB RAM, * IEEE 802.11abgn1x1 wireless (rtl8821ae), * English grid k…')
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