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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by red house View Post
    .....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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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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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