Software originally developed for the One Laptop per Child project can now be used on any old PC. Sugar on a stick, as it is known, can be run from a USB drive to give aging PCs a new interface and access to collaborative educational software. The software, designed for use by children, was launched at the LinuxTag conference in Berlin. It has been developed by Sugar Labs, a breakaway organisation from OLPC. “[Sugar on a stick] is a great new opportunity to breathe new life into these old machines,” Walter Bender, founder of Sugar Labs, told BBC News.
OLPC Software To Power Aging PCs
2009-06-24 Hardware 4 Comments
FTA: “used on any old PC.”
Except those that don’t boot from CD or USB stick
Also, I suspect this is limited to x86-only? It mentions “Macs” – but it doesn’t clarify if there’s a PPC version.
I actually have a few old Pentium laptops still that either don’t have optical drives at all, or don’t support CD boot…
edit: acronym typo
Edited 2009-06-24 21:48 UTC
I have an unpleasant feeling that in this context the “old PC” means “PIII with 256 MB of RAM” or more.
Not really what I’m used think of an old PC.