I’ve now heard from multiple places that OLPCs have started arriving in letter boxes. Fantastic news; it means that mine is now only weeks away!
Of course, the first thing that sprang to mind was “what can I install on it”.
The answer is here… http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities
Actually, some of these things sound very cool. MikMik: Distributed wiki editor sounds like great fun to start with but there is one application that steals the show for me.
Tux Paint: Paint program for young children. Both my children love Tux!