The so-called $100 laptop from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative is about to get a much-needed boost, with Amazon getting ready to ship the XO starting in November. It'll be sold as part of the "Give One, Get One" program, meaning that buyers will need to purchase two XOs - one for themselves and a second machine that will be donated by the charity to a kid in the developing world.

The program is expected to become available via the online retailer around the time of Thanksgiving in the U.S. and should extend through the end of December. In related news, a dual-boot XP and Sugar OS XO will be shipping in the "next month or so."