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Our Wiki is now an archive of documentation.

  • 23rd November 2021 - we upgraded and moved this Wiki to another server. Quozl.
  • 27th October 2021 - we plan to make this Wiki read-only. Quozl.
  • 9th December 2013 - user account registration turned off due to persistent spam, you have to contact us. Quozl.

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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 3 million children around the world, the majority of them in Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda, Haiti, Australia, 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 offered free XO laptops to developers and content creators who are working on projects that will benefit deployments worldwide. To apply for this program, contributors submitted a description of the work they are planning along with their 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, 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. 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.

Overviews

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