Updated XO software: “180py” →
Sweet nonsense omelet →
Ivan Krstić responds to Negropnte’s criticism of Sugar.
A laptop for every poor child : Insight →
Interview with Negroponte on the achievements and pitfalls associated with the OLPC program. Points out how the OLPC movement created demand for a netbook market.
OLPC 2.0: After Layoffs, One Laptop Foundation... →
Will children in the developing world learn to use guns or computers? Widespread child prostitution and wars that engage children as soldiers will not be overcome easily. OLPC may not be the decisive factor here, but it is a step in the right direction.
On November 17th, this year's Give One, Get One... →
OLPC XO map: Have an XO? Add yourself to the map! Just click the “Add an XO” button in the middle of the map.
How to overclock your OLPC →
Follow these directions to overclock the processor on your XO for a single boot using the firmware prompt. Need to have security disabled or a dev key to do this.
OLPC XO distribution on Google Maps
OLPC Activity bundle →
Bundles that install activities into the Sugar interface, including Firefox, IRC, FreeDoom and other goodies.
OLPC revives Give One, Get One program with... →
The opportunity to comercially purchase an XO laptop is coming back in November through Amazon. The machines will dual boot between Sugar and Windows XP. I would prefer that Microsoft kept its grubby hands off, but maybe it will add to the usefulness of the platform. Or it will just add bloat.
XFCE on OLPC →
XFCE is a light-weight user environment that you can install on the XO. This hack will change a bunch of the defaults in Sugar, including wifi set-up.