You may have heard of the One Laptop per Child project. The project's goal is to deliver rugged, low-cost, energy efficient laptops to children in the developing world.The XO laptop is an educational tool designed to be put into the hands of every child. By using free and open source software and world-wide software development efforts, OLPC has championed XOs for delivery around the world in multiple languages.
In a classroom in Peru
The XO runs free and open software, called Sugar, which allows anyone to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Many people contributing to OLPC believe that these freedoms are critical to fulfilling OLPC's educational goals.
After seeing stories about an affordable children's laptop or seeing pictures of a small computer in a child's hand, you may wonder about the XO's capabilities. But when you see this compact yet solid computer with its carrying handle and unique colors, you will realize the XO's great potential for children around the world.
When you open the XO, you will see the high-resolution, easy-to-read screen that works even in direct sunlight. You can also flip the XO into a book reader mode. The XO is designed to take outdoors and it even survives the rough-and-tumble daily lives that children lead.
The XO is a great educational tool. It can be a companion of children, friend of children. It can transform into a book, so children never find a problem into reading great books from the internet. Children around the world have loved the XO and will continue to do so.
We hope you learn more about the XO laptop by reading these pages, so that you can learn more with the XO laptop.
On a hike in Thailand