The first early prototype was unveiled by the project's founder Nicholas Negroponte and then-United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on November 16, 2005, at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, Tunisia.In 2006 there was a major controversy because Microsoft had suddenly developed an interest in the XO project and wanted the formerly open source effort to run Windows.
By hovering over the circle icon, you will find details about your connection status.You connect to the Internet from the Neighborhood view. The name of the access point is displayed when you hover over it.You connect by “clicking” in the center of the circle.Your current connection status is shown on the Home view.(The XO was designed for wireless access because in the developing world, wireless is actually the fastest, most reliable, and least expensive way to connect.) Go to the Neighborhood view to connect to an access point.