Multipointer X for “Minority Report” XO-2

Yesterday the XOXO or XO-2, the next generation OLPC “laptop”, was announced. Gizmodo called it “straight out of the future, like a kid’s book in Minority Report”. More coverage at olpcnews, laptopmag, xconomy, infoSync and PCWorld.Touch typing

In order to support typing on the touch screens, and collaboration by more than one child per laptop, the XO-2 will have a multi-touch interface using Multi-Pointer X (MPX).

Here are a couple of demos of MPX:

Bonus points if you recognised the distro powering the first video…

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6 Responses to “Multipointer X for “Minority Report” XO-2”


  1. 1 eddie May 21, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    The coolest thing I’ve seen since composite managers. This is definitively the future. Tom Cruise computer will look like flintstones computer soon,

  2. 2 Dedalus May 21, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    The distro powering the first video is Kubuntu?

  3. 3 aiban May 22, 2008 at 4:16 am

    “the XO-2 will have a multi-touch interface using Multi-Pointer X (MPX)” <— Is this accurate? I thought MPX was for X windows and thought OLPC was going XP. These two things are not consistent, but it would be awesome if MPX on a Unix system were being used for XO-2 (I would participate in G1G1 yet again . . .)

  4. 4 Morgan May 22, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Dedalus: Apparently yes – now, here’s hoping we get it in (K)ubuntu in the near future :)

  5. 5 Morgan May 22, 2008 at 7:29 am

    aiban: XP for XO-1 does not mean Linux development is ceasing or even slowing down. XP will be available directly from Microsoft, and OLPC continues to provide the Linux Fedora-based Sugar system.

  6. 6 teapot May 22, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Whose announcement was that?

    Was there ANYTHING from OLPC other than CG mockups that has any details on technology expected to be used in XO-2?


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