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The first working prototype of the $100 Laptop is unveiled at the Country Task Force Meeting, 23 May 2006. (See Flickr for more images.) This is first time we have combined the industrial design with the hardware (A-TEST board). Both the ID and the hardware had been shown seperately in the past; pictured was a working laptop, completely self-contained; a real milestone for us. The machine is running Fedora Core 5.0.

The only thing that might be somewhat misleading in the prototype is the display. The display we plan to ship is significantly bigger and of a higher resolution than the one pictured: We will ship at 1200x900 vs. the 800x480 display in the shown in the photo.

About One Laptop per Child

This is the wiki for the One Laptop per Child association. The mission of this non-profit association is to develop a low-cost laptop—the "$100 Laptop"—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves.

Why do children in developing nations need laptops? Laptops are both a window and a tool: a window into the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for all children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration.

About this Wiki

The purpose of this wiki is to both share information about the project and to solicit ideas and feedback. The articles and discussion vary from technical to epistemological. We invite comments on every page (please use the "discussion" tab at the top of each page). Please restrict edits to the article pages themselves to facts, not opinions. You are encouraged to sign your work—please feel free to make an account and please use ~~~~ as a signature for your comments— and to make liberal use of citations and links. Please note that pages that include the {{OLPC}} template (such as this one) are maintained by the OLPC team and are generally representative of the current state of the project. Other pages—created and maintained by the public—should be read with that in mind.

What you'll find inside

A good place to start is the One Laptop per Child page, which gives an overview of the project. There is a detailed FAQ on the project; and there are numerous pages on Hardware, Software, and Content. There are also discussion pages on issues of deployment and country-specific discussions. An extended Table of Contents is also available.