A key design goal of the XO hardware is its easy repairability. Why not extend that principle to the software? In keeping with the principle of constructionist learning, users should be free to experiment, and hence learn, in whatever way they like. If they make a mistake, no problem -- just re-write the OS image and start afresh. We should be allowed to make mistakes, so that we can learn from them.
The XO-AU USB is intended to make this, and more, possible a manner that is actually usable in the classroom. No technical expertise is assumed.
The XO-AU USB is a software 'toolkit' for XOs. Intended to be easy to use, it can be used to easily flash one or more XOs. It can also assist in recovery, repair and support scenarios. Includes a stable version of the XO-AU OS as well as firmware and deployment keys. It can be used on the XO-1 and the XO-1.5 hardware.
This is OLPC Australia's official means of delivering updates to schools.