I just got my XO

I just received my XO - Anyone else got theirs - I am interested in comparing notes



  1. timcel said,

    Haven't gotten mine, but we'd all like to hear your impressions of your new toy. Mine is coming Thursday.


    on December 18, 2007 at 7:41 PM

  2. Anonymous said,

    Mine showed up yesterday. "Activities" take a while to start, but once started everything runs at a reasonable speed. The thing that bugs me most about the laptop itself is the blinking wireless activity light right below the screen which I find rather distracting.

    on December 19, 2007 at 1:47 PM

  3. jhulten said,

    Mine arrived today. Interesting platform so far...

    on December 19, 2007 at 3:27 PM

  4. timcel said,

    Got mine, too. Only had a couple of minutes on it, but got online. Will post a bunch more later.


    on December 19, 2007 at 4:34 PM

  5. Anonymous said,

    Still waiting for mine...

    on December 19, 2007 at 6:22 PM

  6. Wallingfordxo said,

    Mine arrived today. Slower than any machine I've used in 22 years of computing. Extraordinarily slow, despite my 1.5 m dsl connection. Launching slow, closing slow, browsing slow. Did I get a defective unit or is this the biggest internet hoax since (fill in the blank)?

    on December 19, 2007 at 9:31 PM

  7. timcel said,

    As posted before, mine came yesterday. a few early impressions: It's damn small. Smaller then I expected in fact. My wife's 12" Mac Powerbook looks giant next to it. And, the keyboard is incredibly tight for my large hands. Something i'll adjust to to some degree, but any serious typing will require an external keyboard.

    In terms of performance, it it is slow to start but once the apps are launched, it seems to move right along. Its wifi abilities are truly amazing. I'm seeing routers all over my neighborhood that I've never seen before. I got WPA working on my home Airport Extreme following the manual method and the speed is very fast.

    Sent via my XO, btw.

    on December 20, 2007 at 6:30 AM

  8. Holland said,

    I received mine and I am really having a good time with exploring. I had planned on doing some chores but don't know if I can put this down...

    on December 20, 2007 at 1:11 PM

  9. jackyche said,

    i just got mine just now. and thats after i called fedex ground yesterday and they told me nothing was coming

    on December 20, 2007 at 2:08 PM

  10. XOXOXO said,

    Just got my XO yesterday! I see 3 other routers and a wireless card nearby. I also see 3 "mesh networks". I'm not sure what those are. However, it is double the number of connections I've usually seen.

    on December 20, 2007 at 2:19 PM

  11. Anonymous said,

    OLPC just sent me an email with a FedEx tracking number. It's arriving tomorrow.

    on December 20, 2007 at 5:48 PM

  12. Anonymous said,

    I have 2 of em. Would like to hear more. I would like to communicate with other users. Dont't know the best meeting place yet
    JMH Winter Haven,FL

    on December 21, 2007 at 10:56 AM

  13. Tara J. said,

    I just got mine today, earlier than expected! The hardware is great, the software could use a bit of improvement (though it's really not bad). Apps are a bit slow to launch, but nothing too bad. Once they're running they're speedy enough.

    The wireless connection has been amazing, far better than that of my big ol' power laptop which is in the same room.

    Mine is blue O, purple X. What color combos did everyone else get?

    on December 22, 2007 at 10:26 PM

  14. cathy said,

    I think the journal is great - kind of like the "Time Machine" on Leopard. You can resurrect anything you have done in the past - right where you left off. I'm really pleased to have a new interface (sugar) to try out with various "non-computing" users, such as my 96 year old mother, and child friends. I think I should learn Linix, though.

    on December 23, 2007 at 3:53 PM

  15. zeep said,

    Got mine this morning and haven't had much time t play with it - but it looks damn cool... I'm having some trouble connecting with my wireless network but I'm sure I'll get it figured out.

    on December 24, 2007 at 10:43 AM