xo laptop

  • XO Laptop to be sold in Europe (for a lot more than $100)

    Those crazy Europeans will be able to buy an XO Laptop, too. Amazon’s Euro stores will sell the little guy for £263 (or €313 or $390). That’s strange, considering the One Laptop Per Child program was initially billed as the $100 laptop. What are you gonna do? The Guardian, home of the Football Weekly podcast, calls the whole program a “flop,” noting that it has… Read More

  • Amazon to start selling OLPC's XO Laptop this November; dual boot version next month

    The OLPC program just got a lot more mainstream, with word that Amazon will start selling the XO Laptop starting in November. It’ll be sold as part of the “Give One, Get One” program, meaning that for every XO Laptop you buy, one lucky youngster in a developing country will get one, too. (You’re actually paying for two laptops.) You’re doing charitable work… Read More

  • New OLPC revealed: OLPC Dual Screen!

    If the first OLPC XO laptop was considered a fashion item, just think how popular this thing will be. Of course, at the moment it’s only a little bit more real than fairy dust, and the idea that it will cost $75 in 2010 is laughable, but you have to admire the project’s ambition. At half the size of the original OLPC, the new XO DS (as I’m calling it) will sport dual… Read More

  • Nature or nuture: XO Laptops will now run Windows

    The XO Laptop (or the OLPC, whatever you want to call it) will now run Windows, giving children around the world the opportunity to dislike Microsoft as much as we do. I think we alluded to the sort of problems they’ll have in last week’s Sweater Friends. OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte said the use of Windows “enhances [its] ability” to “transform… Read More

  • OLPC to become OLPXPC as program switches from Linux to Windows

    The XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project was originally supposed to make inroads into the developing world and low-income areas for the free and open source community. But OLPC’s founder thinks that the Sugar OS is scaring off investors and buyers alike. He says: "One can be an open-source advocate without being an open-source fundamentalist." Which is true, but… Read More

  • These could be photos of the Intel Netbook

    [photopress:inetbook2.jpg,full,center] These could be photos of Intel’s upcoming Netbook, the corp’s answer to do-good computers like the XO Laptop and the Asus Eee(eeee) PC. There’s conflicting information as to whether it’s powered by Intel’s just-announced Atom processor or a Celeron, which, in turn, leads to questions about its price: $250-$350 using Atom or… Read More

  • Intel quits OLPC, stops work on XO Laptop after dispute

    [photopress:olpcintel.jpg,full,center] The first OLPC story of 2008 isn’t exactly positive. It seems Intel has left the initiative, claiming the OLPC camp, lead by the cocksure Nicholas Negroponte, wanted it to stop producing chips for its own low cost PC and for other companies’ low cost PCs (like the Eee PC by Asus). Intel wanted none of that so it left. Exactly how true this is… Read More

  • Windows XP being ported to XO Laptop

    Photo from this guy’s Flickr. Microsoft is hard at work porting Windows XP for the XO Laptop. That’s good news for any number of reasons, not least of which because it gives an air of legitimacy to the laptop. (Reports have suggested that some governments are weary of the XO because it runs Linux. For better or worse, the perception is that you need to run Windows.) It’s… Read More

  • $100 laptop goes into mass production five years after announcement

    AP image Five years after it was announced, mass production of the One Laptop Per Child/XO laptop/thisweeksnewname laptop has finally started. The laptop, which was originally promoted as a $100 computer that would change education in the developing world, now costs around $188. Uruguay purchased 100,000 laptops last month, much to the chagrin of its mortal enemy Swaziland. Would you Give 1… Read More