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.
Announcing the Fedora Sugar Spin
2008-10-31 Fedora Core 6 Comments
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.