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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:

  • 07:11, 13 April 2015 ‎Release notes/13.2.4 (hist) ‎[3,530 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '== Overview == 13.2.4 is an OLPC OS release, adding support for Sugar 0.104. The target platform is XO-1.5. == Features == *based on Fedora 18, *based on Sugar 0.104, see [ht…')
  • 07:10, 13 April 2015 ‎Release notes/13.2.4/Installation/XO-1.5 (hist) ‎[147 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '{{Software_Install3|path=|release=13.2.3|build=16|filename=32016o1|model=XO-1.5|signed=yes}}')
  • 02:17, 3 April 2015 ‎Firmware/Storage/XO-1/2015-04 (hist) ‎[2,275 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'XO-1 NAND Flash reprogramming times. == Results == serial-number image-name size-in-bytes time-in-seconds megabytes-per-second reporter-initials SHF80701C99 41002qq2.img 6261…')
  • 01:30, 2 April 2015 ‎13.2.4 (hist) ‎[1,022 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '13.2.4 is an OLPC OS release, adding support for Sugar 0.104. The target platforms are Target platforms::XO-1.5. == Status == Status: Status::in development Released …')
  • 01:27, 2 April 2015 ‎Activities/13.2.4 (hist) ‎[10,382 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '<!-- Activites included in OLPC 13.2.3 images, for verification of hardware compatibility and capability -->{{Activity-oneline |icon = activity-web.svg |activity_name = Browse |…')
  • 03:04, 18 March 2015 ‎Release notes/13.2.3/Installation/XO-1.75 (hist) ‎[149 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '{{Software_Install3|path=|release=13.2.3|build=16|filename=32016o2|model=XO-1.75|signed=yes}}')
  • 03:03, 18 March 2015 ‎Release notes/13.2.3/Installation/XO-4 (hist) ‎[143 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '{{Software_Install3|path=|release=13.2.3|build=16|filename=32016o4|model=XO-4|signed=yes}}')
  • 22:18, 17 March 2015 ‎Release notes/13.2.3 (hist) ‎[3,674 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '== Overview == 13.2.3 is an OLPC OS release, adding support for Sugar 0.104, dual core (on XO-4), a new battery module (on XO-4), an 802.11n wireless card (on XO-1.75), a new eM…')
  • 04:47, 12 March 2015 ‎OLPC Firmware q7c05 (hist) ‎[1,049 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '{{OLPC}} {{Release Notes}} == Summary == Works on XO-4 B1 and later only. * add siv121d camera support. {| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class="wikitable" |- | Do…')
  • 03:35, 12 March 2015 ‎13.2.3 (hist) ‎[983 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '13.2.3 is an OLPC OS release, adding support for Sugar 0.104, dual core (on XO-4), a new battery module, a new eMMC part, and a new camera. The target platforms are [[Target pla…')
  • 08:23, 10 March 2015 ‎OLPC Firmware q4d37 (hist) ‎[2,814 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '{{OLPC}} {{Release Notes}} == Summary == Works on XO-1.75 C2. * add support for new backlight and new camera. {| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class="wikitable" |-…')
  • 03:50, 10 March 2015 ‎12861 (hist) ‎[874 bytes] ‎Quozl (Talk | contribs) (Created page with 'OLPC has begun qualification of a new camera sensor SIV121D for the XO-4 laptops. == Problem == The released operating system does not have a driver for the SIV121D sensor, so …')
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