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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 poorest children by giving each child a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop; and content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.
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 news including our newly 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 principles—Child Ownership, Low Ages, Saturation, Connection, and Free and Open Source tools, and each of these have their own portal sections as well.
News and updates
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- A new release of Sugar 0.84, built on F11, is being tested for the XO 1.5. See F11 for 1.5 and the devel mailing list for details on how to help test the base build or activities for it.
- 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.
- XO Software Release 8.2 now offers point release 8.2.1. See USB instructions to upgrade. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help kids worldwide by testing our upcoming Fedora 11 Remix for the XO-1.5.
- For general news, see some of the OLPC news aggregators, including planet.laptop.org, the OLPC blog, and the independent OLPCNews blog.
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