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OLPC XO laptop goes into mass production
After a number of delays the One Laptop per Child Foundation's XO laptop has finally gone into mass production.
The green-and-white laptop has been rolling off production lines at the Quanta Computer Centre in Shanghai. The laptops are expected to be used later this month in Uruguay and Mongolia. There is also an incentive purchase option in the U.S. and Canada to raise money to get more of the machines into the developing countries where people can buy two of the laptops and keep one for their own use.
MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the nonprofit One Laptop per Child, said in a statement that the production represents an important milestone in the evolution of the One Laptop per Child project.