Amazon to sell XO laptops beginning in November

The One Laptop Per Child project is bringing back its two-for-one deal on its low-cost laptop and has tapped to handle its Give One, Get One program, launched initially last year, CNET reports. Through the program, anyone can pay for two XO laptops; one is shipped to the buyer, and the other is sent to a child in a developing nation. The program will run from late November to late December this year. An OLPC official told PC World the group is working with Amazon because the nonprofit just doesn’t have enough manpower to handle the program.
In other OLPC news, the nonprofit also said that the delayed dual-boot version of the XO should arrive next month. Originally expected in August or September, the delivery date was pushed back. The device will come loaded with both Windows XP and the Linux-based Sugar operating system created for the XO. Looking ahead, the XO maker has also said that the next version of the low-cost laptop, the XO-2, will be available beginning in the second quarter of next year. The XO-2 will have a two touch screens and no keyboard…

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