SoaS Blueberry Notes

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Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry contains a number of new features that improve the overall user and learning experience. Here is an overview of the most notable ones:

Sugar 0.86

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Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry ships the latest Sugar release, 0.86.3. It features:

  • a redesigned toolbar;
  • support for tabbed browsing (Browse);
  • epub file support for ebooks (Read);
  • and an easy way to update to the latest activities (Control Panel).


ZYX-Liveinstaller

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A frequent request we received concerned a means of installing Sugar to a hard disk. We teamed up with the zyx-liveinstaller developer in order to provide:

  • a seamless way of installing your personalized environment onto your computer's hard disk;
  • it even saves any changes that you made to your Sugar on a Stick system;
  • and the installation does not even require a reboot.


E-Books

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Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry supports viewing e-books through Read, even in the increasingly popular .epub file format. Historical classicals and interesting literature for young readers are provided through an additional page. Thousands of additional e-books can even be easily accessed through the included Get Internet Archive Books Activity. A screencast of the e-book sharing process is also available.


Activities

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Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry also includes updates to the standard collection of activities and many new ones. An example is SocialCalc, a spreadsheet activity that allows users to do complex mathematical calculations. Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry also ships the TamTam activity suite, which takes the learner on a journey through sound and music, beginning with a simple musical toy and progressing up to a sophisticated sound synthesizer. Other activities, such as the very popular Physics and TurtleArt, have been updated.


Based On Fedora

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Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry is based on the latest version of the Fedora operating system.