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OLPC XO-2

Last Friday, I received a special machine: the famous OLPC XO-2. A really neat machine. I have tested in a crowded wireless network areas, it work well except some occasional slowdown. Even my mother and sister were impressed and pleased to touch it. So far, the feedback is good. Currently, I have updated to the latest firmware and build 385. Unfortunately, the X session won't boot at all. Guess I will wait for the next build to better support the newest firmware which now allow suspend/resume.

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Wayne Buckhanan said…
How does one go about getting on the beta list?
Is it by volunteering via laptop.org, through Quanta, or is Negroponte blessing developers himself?

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It is by volunteering on laptop.org via the wiki. Here is the development program page. It took me about three weeks before receiving the XO-2 machine.
Wayne Buckhanan said…
I'm assuming you volunteered for hardware related dev?

(The link pointed back to the comments page...)
Yes, especially for the mesh network. I often report the issue via IRC channel. Remember the participation is open to the public. Depending of the availability of XO-2 machine, you can get one for testing purpose.
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