I gave one last summer and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to G1G1 this winter.
I got it in 2 days and opened it turned it on and shut it down a lot for a while.
Then my mac needed to be fixed which took 3 weeks. (busy shop) That gave me 3 weeks to learn to use it as my primary computer.
It really works. (except for youtube and other flash websites, of course.)
I was in the middle of an experiment with people on a forum and needed to take pictures of my circuits to show them etc. It turns out that the camera on the xo laptop is better at taking the kind of picture I needed to take, and it was way easier to take the picture, and upload it to the website right from the xo than it had ever been with my camera - to load into the mac - to separate and name the picture - finally upload. The people on that forum know all about it, of course. They commented on the great quality of the pictures.
I am thrilled.
And now for the real adventure, I bought this xo for me so I can learn linux. First I will reinstall or is it reflash the most updated 8.2 -I guess I have the one just before this.- so, now that my real primary computer is almost up to speed again, I will risk temporary loss with my xo.
Thank you for this opportunity everyone!