One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop Has Arrived

OLPC XO Laptop

OLPC XO Laptop

My XO Laptop from One Laptop Per Child has arrived. It’s a really great little computer. I ordered it through last month’s OLCP Give One Get One Program.

The laptop comes with very little physical documentation, but instead sends you to the comprehensive getting started guide online.

I’m working on getting online with the laptop, but it currently does not support WPA/WPA2, which is something they are working on for early 2008. It doesn’t have an Ethernet port either, but I wonder if you can connect via USB.

UPDATE 1: It looks like an Ethernet connection via USB is possible.

UPDATE 2: Adin pointed me to a script in the OLPC wiki that will enable WPA.

photo by Scott Beale