and efficient. human power and solar power sources are available. It is shipped with a slimmeddown version of Fedora Linux and a GUI called Sugar that is intended to help young children collaborate. The XO-1 listed the design goals of the device as follow y y y y y minimal power consumption. implying innovative styling in its physical appearance e-book functionality with extremely low power consumption open source and free software provided with the laptop Technology used in xo-1 The XO-1 is previously known as the "$100 Laptop" or "Children's Machine" and it is an inexpensive laptop computer designed to be distributed to children in developing countries around the world to provide them with access to knowledge and opportunities to "explore experiment and express themselves" . Its currently focus is on the development. Google. with a design target of 2±3 W total power consumption minimal production cost. Design The XO-1 is designed to be low-cost.S. long-range Wi-Fi. with a target of US$100 per laptop for production runs of millions of units a "cool" look. allowing operation far from a commercial power grid. construction and deployment of the XO-1 laptop . eBay. The organization is led by the Foundation's Chairman Nicholas Negroponte and the Association's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo Arboleda Halaby. OLPC is a non-profit organization funded by member organizations such as AMD. and a hybrid stylus/touch pad. small. The laptop is manufactured by the Taiwanese computer company Quanta Computer. News Corporation.What is OLPC? One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a project of the One Laptop per Child Association Inc. non-profit organization. (OLPC) is a U. a microphone. and Marvell. Red Hat. The XO-1 includes a video camera. . In addition to a standard plug-in power supply. durable.

Mesh Networking OLPC is implementing a new wireless Internet protocol called 802. Sugar Learning Platform The laptop user interface the software that children navigate to interact with the Computer is called Sugar. and should improve educational experiences for teachers and students. OLPC deployments are more like experimental projects.the XO-1 is rugged.\ Energy Efficiency The XO-1 takes the greatest challenge of rural community computing.each laptop automatically becomes a router . reliable electricity and makes it an asset. The OLPC organization has abdicated the design of the systematic change and educational infrastructure required to the implementing countries. It doesn¶t look like Microsoft Windows. or any flavor of Linux. The wireless networking has much greater range than typical consumer laptops. low-power computers use flash memory instead of a hard drive.9 The mesh network is further enhanced by its connection through antennas on the top of the laptop. it¶s the opinion of OLPC News that there is a misplaced impression that the XO-1 is a finished product or that OLPC delivers a "school in a box" through XO-1 deployments. This compares to 100+ Watts for traditional computers. Based on the Linux operating system Sugar¶s every aspect is designed to encourage collaboration. an entire classroom of XOs can be recharged for home use even if homes donot have electricity CONCLUSION OLPC has produced and distributed the XO-1 laptop which is designed for children to learn in the developing world .The rugged. Apple OSX. This mesh network eliminates the need for a traditional central computer router . its signature bunny ears. In fact. The XO-1 is one of the world¶s most power-efficient computers using only 3-6 Watts of power in normal operation. Mobile ad-hoc networking based on the 802. which allow the XO-1 to talk to XOs up to a kilometer away. requiring long-term .13 With such a low power draw. which have responded with varying degrees of success.11s which allows each XO-1 to directly and instantly connect with another.and allows every computer access to any other computer¶s Internet connection without a lengthy or complicated network formation process. The XO-1 has also been designed to be lower cost and much longerlived than typical laptops. the XO-1 can be recharged with small solar panels or other alternate energy sources.11s wireless mesh network protocol allows students to collaborate on activities and to share Internet access from one connection. Combined with a multi-battery charger. but it is Open Source software where any user can customize the code. The computers could open a window onto the world for the children and by extension their families and community. easy-to-use. run a Fedora-based operating system and use the Sugar user interface.

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