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Old 03-25-08, 10:02 PM   #1
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Hey.. computer technophiles and IT savants, I got something that you will never have.

And it's likely going to stay that way .. (for a while at least).


^^ The give-one-get-one offer expired at the end of December, '07 ..




--> http://laptop.org/ <--

->wiki article<-




I waited exactly three months (to the day) .. the order was placed Xmas eve of last year.. And the box has just now arrived.


Now I have a both macbook -- and one of the coolest devices known to man. I'm going to get so many chics with this thing..




Them: ''Oh, what is that..?''


me: - An XO-1 lap-top.


Them: ''Where did you get it?''


me: - It was given to me because I purchased an XO-1 laptop for a child who resided in either Haiti, Libya or Peru.


Them: ''I want to have your child''


me: -Yes, they all do..

















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Old 03-25-08, 10:51 PM   #2
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Apparently there is some other source for OLPCs... I offered to help people at my college build a central wireless server for them, as well as show them how to write code for the Sugar interface.

Personally, I'd buy one if I had a kid, but for me, I'd go for an EeePC because of the bigger keyboard if I needed a low end laptop like that.
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Apparently there is some other source for OLPCs... I offered to help people at my college build a central wireless server for them, as well as show them how to write code for the Sugar interface.

Personally, I'd buy one if I had a kid, but for me, I'd go for an EeePC because of the bigger keyboard if I needed a low end laptop like that.




.....So you're jealous, right? . -?
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I'd go for an EeePC because of the bigger keyboard if I needed a low end laptop like that.
I was under the impression that the OLPC notebook was semi-full-size-ish, while the EeePC is more pocket-sized. But I've never seen either in person, and photographs can be deceiving.
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.....So you're jealous, right? . -?
Well, jealous in a "I'd love to keep one in the box if I had a kid" way, and perhaps jealous because it would be cool to write some games on it.

Its a cool laptop regardless.

The OLPC keyboard is definitely smaller than a normal keyboard, the keys are about 50-60% the size of normal ones. I'm not sure on the EeePC key layout, as I've not seen one in person.

Ideally, the best form factor for a laptop I've ever used was a Thinkpad 365XD, although it could be made a little thinner. It was big enough to easily type on, but not so large that it was a PITA to stuff in a satchel or backpack.
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I was under the impression that the OLPC notebook was semi-full-size-ish, while the EeePC is more pocket-sized. But I've never seen either in person, and photographs can be deceiving.


I've never heard of an EeePC, but yes - the OLPC is a bit smaller than I expected. It's about 3/4 the size of my macbook.





You can get a better idea of the actual proportions from the videos.


videos from the BBC on OLPC Nigeria

And, an even better video

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