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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.

OLPC has produced XO laptops for more than 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

The Contributors program offers free XO laptops 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-4 Touch 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:

  • 23:10, 21 August 2014 ‎Activities/CostaRica/0.102 (hist) ‎[15,789 bytes] ‎Godiard (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '<!-- Activites included in SugarLabs 0.102 images -->{{Activity-oneline |icon = activity-abacus.png |activity_name = Abacus |activity_description = Simple abacus activity for Sug…')
  • 04:05, 19 August 2014 ‎Bluetooth/Serial (hist) ‎[1,107 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'Using an XO laptop as a serial console via Bluetooth. == Ingredients == * an XO-4 laptop as console, the host, with either 8787 wireless adapter or a Bluetooth USB adapter, * t…')
  • 06:22, 12 August 2014 ‎OLPC Firmware q4d36 (hist) ‎[1,191 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '{{draft}} {{OLPC}} {{Release Notes}} == Summary == Works on XO-1.75 B1 and C2. {| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class="wikitable" |- | Download | [http://dev.laptop.…')
  • 21:32, 11 August 2014 ‎Activities/FZT NI/0.102 (hist) ‎[15,088 bytes] ‎Germanrs (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '<!-- Activites included in SugarLabs 0.102 images -->{{Activity-oneline |icon = activity-abacus.png |activity_name = Abacus |activity_description = Simple abacus activity for Sug…')
  • 22:28, 7 August 2014 ‎Android/Building/Variants (hist) ‎[1,050 bytes] ‎YouxinSu (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'When building for a particular product, it's often useful to have minor variations on what is ultimately the final release build. These are the currently-defined build variants: …')
  • 07:32, 7 August 2014 ‎Tiny Core Linux/Save Journal (hist) ‎[607 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '== Ingredients == * a USB drive, * a collection of XO laptops, unsecured, == Recipe == === Setup === * download…')
  • 05:16, 30 July 2014 ‎OS Builder/Run under emulation (hist) ‎[1,600 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'Purpose: bootstrapping XO-4 to Fedora 20 using QEMU. Outcome: a .zd file for installation. == Ingredients == * an XO-4, the target, * a conventional 32-bit or 64-bit computer …')
  • 18:45, 24 July 2014 ‎Activities/Sugarlabs/0.102 (hist) ‎[14,794 bytes] ‎Godiard (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '<!-- Activites included in SugarLabs 0.102 images -->{{Activity-oneline |icon = activity-abacus.png |activity_name = Abacus |activity_description = Simple abacus activity for Sug…')
  • 18:07, 21 July 2014 ‎Zamora Teran/Instalar XSCE 5.0 (hist) ‎[5,886 bytes] ‎Germanrs (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '== Instalar Fedora 18 == # Bootear desde el DVD de Fedora 18 (32 bits). # Elegir las siguientes opciones: * Idioma: English * Localization: Managua/Nicaragua * Keyboard: English …')
  • 01:57, 21 July 2014 ‎Release notes/13.2.1/Installation/XO-1 (hist) ‎[691 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'Installing 13.2.1 on an XO-1 laptop. You can install either on the internal storage of the laptop, or onto an SD card inserted into the slot under the power button. Choose one …')
  • 01:52, 21 July 2014 ‎Release notes/13.2.1/Installation/XO-1/SD (hist) ‎[945 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '* select an SD card of at least 4GB; the faster the better, but it will be erased by the process below, * select a USB drive of at least 1GB, * download […')
  • 22:38, 7 July 2014 ‎Zamora Teran/Recolectar errores Log (hist) ‎[1,123 bytes] ‎Germanrs (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '= Información General = * Buscar la actividad '''Registro''' desde la vista en lista (o presionando '''Ctrl+2''') File:Fzt_log_2.png * Hacer click en el ícono de la apli…')
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