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XO: The Children's Machine

The One Laptop per Child non-profit 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 most isolated and poorest children by giving each child a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop; and software tools and content designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.

As of March 2011, we have produced XO laptops for roughly 2 million children around the world, the majority of them in Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda, Haiti, Mongolia and the United States. These laptops all run Sugar and Fedora Linux, and have customized software and content builds developed by their national deployment teams in collaboration with OLPC staff. We maintain a regular update of deployment information.

Quote of the Day

"This is not just a matter of giving a laptop to each child, as if bestowing on them some magical charm. The magic lies within -- within each child, within each scientist, scholar, or just plain citizen in the making. This initiative is meant to bring it forth into the light of day."
  —Kofi Annan

Current projects

Contributors program: We are currently offering free XO-1.75's to developers and content creators who are working on projects that will benefit deployments worldwide. To apply for this program, submit a description of the work you are planning along with your contact information.

Read more about our deployments, the latest sugar release and the new XO 1.75 laptop, or other projects. Follow our news and submit new stories. To suggest your own project, or get free XO hardware to work with, submit a project proposal directly.

Kofi Annan and Jeff Sachs visit students in Bonsaaso, Ghana
School break at the pilot in Arahuay, Perú
OLPC project in Ethiopia

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 community news and accomplishments, including our 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.

Start of mass production at Quanta

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 for Sugar - a Memorize game

The 12 most recent new pages on this wiki:

  • 15:44, 24 September 2015 ‎Zamora Teran/Imagen FZT/Actividades (hist) ‎[3,261 bytes] ‎Germanrs (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'N° Nombre Nombre archivo Tamaño Versión 2015 Versión 2016 XO1 XO1.5 XO1.75 XO4 1 Abaco Abacus-56 323 K 56 58 1 1 1 1 2 AEIOU AEIOU-5 457 K 5 5 1 1 1 1 3 Navegar Browse-157.1 …')
  • 20:51, 2 September 2015 ‎Zamora Teran/Imagen FZT/2016 XO1 (hist) ‎[2,652 bytes] ‎Germanrs (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '= Información General = Estas imágenes corresponde al Sistema Operativo que la Fundación Zamora Terán usará en todas las XO de Nicaragua durante el ciclo escolar 2015. Est…')
  • 20:41, 2 September 2015 ‎Zamora Teran/Imagen FZT/2016 (hist) ‎[4,931 bytes] ‎Germanrs (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '== How to ==')
  • 20:41, 2 September 2015 ‎Zamora Teran/Imagen FZT (hist) ‎[7,171 bytes] ‎Germanrs (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'Contiene las instrucciones y archivos...')
  • 19:40, 20 August 2015 ‎Zamora Teran/Agregar llaves publicas XO (hist) ‎[785 bytes] ‎Germanrs (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '* '''Deshabilitar el sistema de seguridad''' * Acceder al OK-Prompt * Buscar las llaves con nombres: o1 s1 t1 w1 a1 d1, para esto ejecutamos el comando: .mfg-data * Borrar llav…')
  • 22:03, 19 August 2015 ‎Cheat codes/Obsolete (hist) ‎[2,169 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '{{Outdated}} This applies only to prototype laptops that were used by software developers before December, 2007. === After firmware q2c28 and before q2d04 === :The 'X' game pad…')
  • 21:56, 19 August 2015 ‎XO Self Test/Manufacturing Data (hist) ‎[3,359 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'This test reads data from the SPI Flash chip. Manufacturing data is displayed. For example; Testing /flash ww …')
  • 22:19, 9 August 2015 ‎XS Community Edition/Security (hist) ‎[1,685 bytes] ‎Holt (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'Some security tips that will become more professional in future: * run "yum -y update" on CentOS school servers, to download and automatically install recent security updates et…')
  • 00:26, 6 August 2015 ‎Activities/Minimal/13.2.5 (hist) ‎[10,077 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (for 2GB build for XO-1.5 fiji)
  • 09:50, 5 August 2015 ‎Android/Building/SystemAPPs (hist) ‎[2,133 bytes] ‎YouxinSu (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '=System APPs= Android system APPs are these APPs installed in system partition. Since system partition is read only, thus the system APPs are not remove-able for general user.')
  • 11:19, 3 August 2015 ‎Reflash XOTablet (hist) ‎[1,095 bytes] ‎Reuben (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'If you have a build you want to install (which is made up of multiple files): Put all its files in the root directory of a microSD card, insert said mircoSD card, and simply tur…')
  • 01:37, 9 July 2015 ‎Release notes/13.2.5/Installation/XO-1/SD (hist) ‎[1,481 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'How to install signed build 17 of release 13.2.5 on XO-1, to an SD card in the external slot. '''ALL USER DATA WILL BE ERASED FROM THE LAPTOP AND THE CARD!''' * select an SD ca…')
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