Yes, I still use my faithful OLPC XO-1! It’s amazing that, even after all this time, the readability of the XO-1’s screen still bests that of mainstream notebooks. Today I picked up my XO keyboard+Touchpad replacement part CL1B from the always-great ilovemyxo.com. This part actually comes from the next generation OLPC (the XO-1.5), but perfectly [...]
Thanks to Reuben Caron for pointing out on the OLPC developer’s mailing list that you can turn off the mesh networking using the following standard command: echo 0 > /sys/class/net/eth1/lbs_mesh This is nice because you probably just use regular wireless and don’t use or require mesh networking at all, so you might as well turn [...]
Despite the OLPC XO-1 now being several years old, I still find it a remarkably useful and enjoyable device to use. The Pixel Qi screen, unless you are one of the lucky few that was able to purchase the DIY screen kit which sold out in 24 hours, remains unique and among the best available. [...]
One of the things I noticed right away when I started installing alternative operating systems on my OLPC XO-1 is that not all combinations of OS and software ran equally well. In fact, some configurations ran so slowly that it was almost unbearable to use as a normal environment. To be fair, this is par [...]
Yup, I finally decided to update the blog software to something more modern. Hang on while I tweak things and import in the old content. In the mean time, why not try out the new TinyCore image for your OLPC XO-1?
As I write this, the holiday shopping season has started but the rumored tablets, netbooks and eReaders with the Pixel Qi screens have not materialized. So for now, the OLPC XO-1 computer is my favorite netbook and eReader device. I did not get there without changing the standard operating system and software that came with [...]
Introduction It’s been almost two years since I purchased my OLPC XO-1 computer as part of the Give 1 Get 1 program. For $400 US, I was able to donate one computer and keep one for myself. Since then a number of significant events have happened: the netbook category, lead by the Asus EEE PC, [...]