Dr. TabarÃ© VÃ¡zquez, President of Uruguay, writes glowingly in the Americas Quarterly magazine about Plan CEIBAL, the XO-1 laptop program in Uruguay:
We are implementing the plan one step at a time. To date, we have delivered 151,918 XO computersâ€”low-power laptops that operate with flash memory and a Linux operating systemâ€”to students in public schools in Uruguay. By the end of 2009 one laptop will be delivered to each of the 301,143 students and 12,879 teachers in Uruguayâ€™s 2,064 public schools. Students with mental, visual, hearing, or motor disabilitiesâ€”as well as their schoolsâ€”will also receive computers specifically tailored to meet their needs.