The OLPC Wiki
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.
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
- The XO Learning Tablet debuted in July, 2013.
- Our latest OLPC Software Releases are emerging for the XO-1, XO-1.5, XO-1.75 and upcoming XO-4. See USB instructions for easy visuals on how to upgrade. Please join our Testing Community if you want to help kids worldwide, enhancing our upcoming Release 12.1.0 and beyond!
- 2012 brought our global community summit Oct 19-21 and follow-on implementers' San Francisco Sugarcamp++ Oct 22-24 -- all were invited to both events!
- The XO-1.75 laptop entered production in February, 2012.
- 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.
- For general news, see some of the OLPC news aggregators, including planet.laptop.org, the OLPC blog, and the independent OLPCNews blog.
The 12 most recent new pages on this wiki: