Samphilomath loves Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), maybe a bit too much. Regardless, he's hacked the XO laptop to show when a new email message arrives in his Gmail account, using the IMAP protocol:
Samphilomath says this will work with any IMAP mail service and...
What make this so cool is you can set it to do anything you want when ever you got a new message. Anything! as long as you know the command line for what you want it to do..
For the record, this is NOT Ubuntu, eeebuntu,Apple Mac, or whatever on the OLPC. This is the real face of the OLPC XO when you stop using "Sugar".