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Sugar reinvents how computers can be used for education. It promotes sharing and collaborative learning and gives children the opportunity to use their laptops on their own terms. Children — and their teachers — have the freedom to reshape, reinvent, and reapply their software, and content. Sugar is based on GNU/Linux, a free and open-source operating system.

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Sugar facilitates sharing and collaboration

Children can write documents or make music together with ease.

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There are no files, folders or applications

What you do is an activity and that includes the application and all your data. You can resume any activity at any time.

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You can hardly lose data.

Everything is saved and backed up automatically.

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You use a journal for accessing data.

It's like a diary of stuff that you made.

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It's all Free and Open-Source Software.

There are no strings attached and updates will always respect users' freedom.

What are the Sugar Labs?

Sugar is available under the free software GNU General Public License (GPL) to anyone who wants to extend it. “Sugar Labs”, a (soon to be established) non-profit foundation will serve as a support base and gathering place for the community of educators and software developers who want to extend the platform and create Sugar-compatible applications. Sugar Labs software is found on the XO laptop. You can find more out about the project at laptop.org.

Learn more about Sugar... or learn about Sugar Labs, the organization behind Sugar

Activities

Sugar applications are called Activities. This is a list of some Activities that are installed by default. There is a proposal for an Activity portal.

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Journal

Object and activity browser

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Pippy

Python Programming language/environment

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Browse

Web browser based on Mozilla Firefox

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Etoys

Learning / programming / authoring environment

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Read

Book/PDF reader

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Turtle Art

Pseudo-Logo graphical programming language

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Write

Word processor

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Calculate

Basic calculator

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News Reader

News reader

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Measure

Oscilloscope and Data Logging

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Paint

Simple paint activity

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Distance

Measure distance between two laptops

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Record

Still, video, and audio capture

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Analyze

An activity version of the Sugar analyze tool

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Log

An activity version of the Sugar logging tool

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Terminal

An activity version of the Sugar terminal

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TamTam

Music composition and synthesis.

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Chat

Collaborative discussion

And more

Dozens more are available.

See also

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