Official confirmation came through a couple days ago: There WILL be another "Give One, Get One" offering of the OLPC XO computers. This time, it will be handled by Amazon, which should eliminate the shipping glitches that occurred with last year's first-ever G1G1 program. For $399, the participant will receive one XO laptop, and a second laptop will be donated to a child in a developing country.
Click HERE for details of G1G1v2! If boosting education is important to you, you'll be glad you did!
FWIW, I have an XO from the first G1G1 program that was run in November and December of last year. I'm extremely satisfied with it. I use it as my road-warrior computer, for surfing, emailing, and word processing. It does have very bare-bones specs, so it's not for someone who wants to do gaming or streaming video. However, for those of us who normally use computers for Just The Basics, it's a terrific little portable device and I wouldn't leave home without it.