Sugar on a Stick 1.0 released
Sugar Labs, the organisation behind the One Laptop Per Child's XO laptop software, have released the USB stick version of the Sugar Learning Platform version 1.0. The Linux distribution is designed for use in the classroom and allows children to learn to work and play together sharing homework and software over the network. Sugar On A Stick v1, known as "Strawberry", is a child-oriented operating system which works on any computer including laptops and netbooks.
A central part of the Sugar concept are "Activities", which are applications for the Sugar platform. Among them are programs for learning to read, write or paint, and educational games on subjects such as geography. "Strawberry" comes with forty activities by default. Additional applications can be downloaded from the Activity Library. Sugar on a Stick 1.0 is licensed under the GPL2 and details on how to download, install and boot are available in the release notes.