Author Archives: Gary

Upgrading my OLPC XO (thinking about it)

I haven’t done enough with my XO since I purchased it.  Thought I’d take another look at it, but thought I should upgrade it before I start installing things again. It’s all still pretty confusing.  All the steps I see … Continue reading

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Opera on my XO

I love the browser on the XO, but I don’t like that it doesn’t have normal bookmarks (or if it does, I’m not sure what I’m doing). It scales everything nicely and does CSS very nicely. But I wanted my … Continue reading

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Get Your XO Laptop

You can still Get 1 Give 1 through December 31st, 2007, they extended the date. I don’t know what availability is going to be after that, but you’ll have to take your chances after that… As of JANUARY 1, 2008 … Continue reading

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Peru orders 272,000 XO Laptops

An AP video clip on the XO and use of them in Peru (with a bit of background). Technorati Tags: $100 laptop, $188 laptop, Nicholas Negroponte, OLPC, one laptop per child, Peru, XO laptop

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I just increased the quality of my XO experience by ten!

I just made working on the XO seem so much better! All I did was plug in a USB mouse! Honestly, I think some of my issues with getting used to it have revolved more around getting used to the … Continue reading

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The LCD Display on the XO Laptop

The LCD display is great in all areas (other than it’s size). Color – The colors are great, I haven’t done any testing on the range but the few photos I’ve pulled up look beautiful. Size – The size is … Continue reading

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First Impressions on the XO

The laptop is way cool, it’s nice and tiny, feels durable and has great reception. It could be a little snappier speed-wise, but if every kid in the world had one of these things it be interesting to see where … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Attempted Activation

In the same message that notified me of my shipment I got my T-Mobile activation info, which I sadly cannot get to work. Others have activated theirs without problem, so I’m not sure what the problem is. I contacted OLPC … Continue reading

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I got an e-mail today, My XO Finally Shipped!

It’s funny this morning I got my e-mail notice that it was shipping with my tracking number and everything. It’s about a week late when you consider that the e-mail should have gone out a about a week ago if … Continue reading

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I got my XO Laptop

I’m SO excited!I wasn’t expecting it for at least another week…. For more info, go to  ‘I got my XO Laptop‘ uploaded by garylapointe  Technorati Tags: $100 laptop, Get 1 Give 1, Get one Give one, XO, XO laptop

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