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====Where's the desktop?====
Sugar is a different desktop environment to what is normally used in Windows, Apple's OS X or other Linux operating systems. The first thing that a child sees, therefore, is not a hard disk or a trash can — it’s the other children in the “neighborhood.” Sugar's closest desktop metaphor is the Home view: where the user can see what Activities they are currently using and access the Journal, which acts as a history of usage and allows the user to access files they viewed or applications they ran previously.
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===Using Activities===
====What is an Activity?====
The program that you run using Sugar are called Activities. Why? Because Sugar, in its departure from the desktop metaphor for computing, is the first serious attempt to create a [[Glossary|user interface]] that is based on both cognitive and social [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructivism_%28learning_theory%29 constructivism]: an environment where learners engage in authentic exploration and collaboration in the act of learning.
====Starting an Activity====
 
===Installing and Deleting Activities===
 
<ol>
*Installing Sugar Activities Using Browse
*Installing/Removing Sugar Activities Using Terminal
*Installing/Removing Linux Applications
*Installing Sugar Coated Linux Applications
*Windows Applications</ol>
 
===Customizing the Interface===
====Changing an XO's Nickname and Color on Sugar Views====
<ol>Your XO's Nickname and other options can be changed using the [[Terminal Activity]]'s command line [[Sugar-Control-Panel]].
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===Changing the "XO Guy"===
 
To change the XO Guy, the symbol in the middle of the Home view (with applications opening around him/her), you have to follow a few steps:
Source: http://olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=2157.0
 
===Using Activities===
====What is an Activity?====
The program that you run using Sugar are called Activities. Why? Because Sugar, in its departure from the desktop metaphor for computing, is the first serious attempt to create a [[Glossary|user interface]] that is based on both cognitive and social [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructivism_%28learning_theory%29 constructivism]: an environment where learners engage in authentic exploration and collaboration in the act of learning.
====Starting an Activity====
 
===Installing and Deleting Activities===
 
<ol>
*Installing Sugar Activities Using Browse
*Installing/Removing Sugar Activities Using Terminal
*Installing/Removing Linux Applications
*Installing Sugar Coated Linux Applications
*Windows Applications</ol>
 
 
===Changing an XO's Nickname and Color on Sugar Views===
 
<ol>Your XO's Nickname and other options can be changed using the [[Terminal Activity]]'s command line [[Sugar-Control-Panel]].
</ol>
===Setting the Clock and Timezone===
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