Linked by Rahul on Fri 31st Oct 2008 01:39 UTC
Fedora Core OLPC Project uses a derivative of Fedora as the operating system for it's XO laptops. One of the unique features of these laptops, is an environment called Sugar developed as a collaboration between Red Hat and other developers and now being maintained by Sugarlabs, an independent non-profit organization. The Fedora Project has released a new spin, a live CD with the Sugar environment by default and a number of additional activities including sugar-browse based on XULRunner and sugar-write based on Abiword. Furthermore, the Fedora liveusb-creator software has been updated to include support for this spin. For people developing the Sugar environment or those curious about it but don't have an OLPC system, this live cd can be a handy way to dive in.
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OLPC is dead, long live Sugar
by h3rman on Fri 31st Oct 2008 08:58 UTC
h3rman
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2006-08-09

Sugar is really a cool project.

Even for those who hate it, the concept of the interface is interesting to disagree with, it's always good to try out new GUIs whether they're for kids or not.

One of the cool concepts of the interface is the level of interaction you're working with, which is graphical much more than any OS has been. Working on an app on your own, or with a group, or with everyone out there, the educational thing behind it did make sense.
And of course there are much more cool things than that to play around with.

I've played around a bit with a XO machine this year, it could have been such a great machine.

Too bad the evil **** Negroponte misused the trust of the many people who contributed to the project, most of whom I know to be very disappointed by this guy.
We should have listened to the conspiracy theories, after all his brother had been a CIA executive, i.e., a criminal.

Lesson learned.

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RE: OLPC is dead, long live Sugar
by ari-free on Fri 31st Oct 2008 09:37 UTC in reply to "OLPC is dead, long live Sugar"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

well it's a lot easier to be idealistic when you don't have to deal with hardware.

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h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

What do you mean exactly?

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

Hardware costs real money to produce. You can't just work on it on your own free time and press a button and it's now available to 5 billion people for free.

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h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

Hardware costs real money to produce. You can't just work on it on your own free time and press a button and it's now available to 5 billion people for free.


That has nothing to do with the treason by Negroponte, who ended up selling out to Microsoft. Contributors thought they were working on a free software education project. The hardware was supposed to be working with that software and be as open as possible. That can be done, but it can't be done if the leaders of the project purposefully screw up.

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Non x86, non Linux?
by adricnet on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 08:24 UTC
adricnet
Member since:
2005-07-01

Anyone tried recent Sugar builds on PPC ?

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