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[News] OLPC Working Out in Africa... with Linux Too

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XO laptops to aid learning in schools

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| According to Mr Jeffrey Xing, One Laptop per Child volunteer, when children 
| have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. 
| They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each 
| other, to the world and to a brighter future. âBy giving children their very 
| own connected XO laptop, we are giving them a window to the outside world, 
| access to vast amounts of information, a way to connect with each other, and 
| a springboard into their future,â Mr Xing said.      



My XO For All Oddessey with OLPC - Part 1

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| Now I love technology, especially liberating ones, especially for kids (the
| next generation of humanity), and especially with new GUIs. I love the lost
| science-art called interface design, and this seems to progress (and
| sometimes seemingly regress) so slowly that it is wonderful when something
| new comes along-- not to mention it is based on Linux and wholesomely Open
| Source. It is not difficult to see why one would be so enthusiastic about
| this project from the get-go.


The XO Laptop Two Years Later: Part 1 - The Vision

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| The XO laptop made a considerable splash when it was announced to the world
| by Nicholas Negroponteâs One Laptop per Child (OLPC) non-profit organization.
| Tech enthusiasts were anxious to get their hands on the fabled $100 laptop.
| Reviews at the time were very enthusiastic and focused mostly on the
| hardware, ruggedness, battery life, innovative display technology and mesh
| wireless access. The software however was a custom linux distribution with an
| entirely new user interface and an entirely new way of doing things. Some
| tried to compare it to Windows or linux running on similarly inexpensive
| Netbooks, and those reviews were unfavorable.


Sugar on a Stick brings sweet taste of Linux to classrooms

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| Sugar Labs has announced the first official release of Sugar on a Stick, a
| Linux-based learning environment that can boot from a USB memory stick. The
| Sugar platform, which originally emerged from the One Laptop Per Child
| project, could soon arrive in classrooms.

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