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Not to mention, by contributing your article to olpcnews.com, you'll help Wayan generate ad revenue to pay off that expensive house he just bought. ;)

i think this is a wonderful thing that you guys are trying to do. i am a school child my self and i cant wait untile something like this happens at my school.. i Live in Aline Oklahoma and i think that my school is the smallest in the world untile i watched a video on 60 i cant belive that there was a smaller school than what i go to i was amazed! thanks for the invention!!

Order Date: November 2007, from Canada

Order Method: credit card. Early December they also took out shipping costs, without telling me they would.

Known/Assumed Problem: They apparently lost my address. I supplied it again.
Communications: Sporadic statements of regret. Ambiguous shipping dates ("within 45 to 60 days", "in the January February time frame") in emails, phone calls elicited no better information. On top of no laptop delivered, no tax receipt and requests for info on latter ignored.
Hope Coefficient: Zero. Canceled order, awaiting refund to credit card. Already hasn't arrived in time frame they stated on phone. Surprise. Based on performance so far, anticipate refund will never happen until I take action through credit card.
If they aren't able to do this right, I have no faith they will deliver machines anywhere. Great machine, great idea. Too bad

I noticed my OLPC from the G1G1 program would only play one song at a time so
I bough a SD card and put my ogg collection on it. (I'm prejudiced, I don't use
mp3's.) Then I loaded oggvorbis tools, typed ogg123 -Z /media/path/tothemusic * in
the terminal activity and now my XO is an oggplayer! Thanks to others who figured
this out for me, I just read a lot of posts until I found something that worked
for me.

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  • Oh, come on Michael. Do you really think anything that was said on OLPC News would have had much …

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  • Hi!

    I bought 2 "Tablets OLPC." I had to return because the two did not work. O …

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  • Dear sir
    I have one question to sir?

    -1 why XO Tablet children play OK but when h …

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  • Dear sir
    I have one question to sir?

    -1 why XO Tablet children play OK but when h …

    Comment on The XO Tablet - A First Impression in 750 Words

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  • Dear sir
    I have one question to sir?

    -1 why XO Tablet children play OK but when h …

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  • Bonjour Mokifisi!
    Je suis bien d'accord avec vous. Je travaille depuis 4 ans dans un petit …

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  • You just follow the same route upstream how you got the 2XO Tablets? How did you get them? Bring …

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  • └ quelle adresse envoyer mes deux XOTablet qui ne fonctionnent pas?

    At what address to s …

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  • That's called "Death on arrivals". They happen. That's why there's always some additio …

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  • What is a shelf XO? If you tell me what did you buy and from whom, perhaps I will have a suggest …

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  • Voici mon message en franšais...

    Bonjour,
    Je viens d'acheter 2 tablettes XO. Les d …

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  • I just bought 2 shelves XO. Both tablets are not working. One does not start and the other touch …

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  • OLPC is not death; eg. this One Laptop per Child San Francisco (OLPC-SF) June 21, 2014 Meeting a …

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