The XO has been in the #1 spot for computers and PCs yesterday and today.Â Â Rock on! I’m slowly moving away from my Thinkpad to my XO for development and other work, as I improve my setup with keyboards and monitors, get more frustrated with this power-sucking device, and as the 8.2 interface improves.Â Once I can switch freely b/t Fedora or Debian and Sugar desktops later this month, I may stop using my Lenovo entirely.
As usual, please send people to laptop.org/xo when telling them about our program; that way we capture the referral fee and any questions about giving more than one, or simply giving a laptop, are answered from the main OLPC information page.
I’d love to be part of G1G1, but I’m a second-rate quality “European” being. Which means: “maybe you’ll get your OLPC in the beginning of 2009 – maybe later – hey, who knows – I mean – you are from Europe, kinda: they know what a laptop is?”
Well, I _just_ received mine, ordered on Monday morning, with plain shipping. It was a short trip for the laptop, I think there’s a warehouse in MA somewhere and I had it shipped to Cambridge. But still, it was fairly quick.
It has the old version of the OS — some machines in stock were built before 8,2 was ready — so I’ll update it to 8.2 tonight!
Amazing, we’re already seeing the first reports from people who donated on Monday and received their XOs on Tuesday thanks to the overnight shipping option!