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{{Obsolete|This page serves as a historical reference until it is restructured by a new Documentation Team. (Volunteers needed.)}}  ====The Sugar user manual===={{FlossmanualBlock}} ==How To Use Sugar==
====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 One of the first thing things that a child sees, therefore, is not a hard disk or a trash can &mdash;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.  
===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 [[Documentation Team/Glossary|user interface]] that is based on both cognitive and social [http[wikipedia:// | constructivism]]: an environment where learners engage in authentic exploration and collaboration in the act of learning.
====Starting an Activity====
====Sharing an Activity====
The interface (.85) doesn't show who is an activity until you join it. Apparently, once you join you can also destroy whatever work was there and the owner/starter of the activity would be none the wiser.
:versioning for the activity?
:control over who has access?
[ Here's a video showing the sharing activity in action].
====Installing and Deleting Activities====
*Installing/Removing Sugar Activities Using Terminal
*Installing/Removing Linux Applications
*Installing an .xo file
*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 [[OLPC:Terminal Activity]]'s command line [[OLPC:Sugar-Control-Panel]].
<li> Press the Enter key after each. In response to the ntpdate command, if it successfully contacts this US government official time server, the system will output a line of data displaying the correct date and time.
<li> Click the "Stop" icon [[OLPC::Image:Quit.gif|25px]] at the upper right corner of the screen to log out and close the Terminal Activity program.
====How to set the timezone on my laptop====
You can set the timezone by typing the [[OLPC:Sugar-Control-Panel]] command in the [[OLPC:Terminal Activity]].
===Sound Control===
To take a screen shot, typing Alt+1 at the same time will take one and store it in your journal.
==Networking & Communications==
===Connecting to Wireless Networks===
On the XO-1 laptop, there are three ways to connect to the Internet:
*Wireless access point (WiFi Wi-Fi hotspot);
*“School Server” mesh network; or
*“simple” mesh network, which lets you collaborate directly with other XOs.
Read [[Documentation Team/User Manual/Connecting to the Internet|Connecting to the Internet]] for detailed instructions.
===Connecting to Jabber Servers===
*'''Connecting to Jabber Networks''' - [[How to connect Sugar to a Jabber network]]
*'''List of Jabber Networks''' - [[Community/A list of Jabber networks around the worldservers]]
*'''Creating a Jabber Server''' - To host a Jabber server for your city, region, country or interest read [[How to Create a Jabber Server]]
=== IRC Chat ===
[http[olpc:// | Install the XoIRC activity]] and connect with other Sugar/OLPC users and enthusiasts on the internet and chat with them in real time. XoIRC uses a system called [http[wikipedia:// | IRC]].
It defaults to a "room" called #olpc-help, but you can also enter other rooms by typing '''/join #room''' where '''room''' is the name of the room you wish to join.
Some other Sugar/OLPC IRC chatrooms are listed [http[OLPC:// |here]].]
=== OLPC/Sugar as Webserver ===
*Go to another machine on your LAN and type your Sugar Computer/XO's IP Address into your browser. There's your Sugar computer serving up a web page!
==Installing Sugar==
*[[:Category:Installing Sugar|Installing Sugar]] (on various platforms)
*[[OLPC:Sugar Instructions]], booting and getting started with Sugar
==Developing For Sugar==
* [ Building the XO: Introducing Sugar - Red Hat Magazine 2007-02-23]
* [[Development Team/Jhbuild|Build]] from sources, and [[Sugar Instructions|get OLPC:Getting started]].* Read the human interaction [[Design_Team/Human_Interface_Guidelines|guidelines]]* Get an overview of the [[OLPC:Sugar Architecture|architecture]]* [[Sugar_Activity_TutorialOLPC:Activity tutorial|Write]] your own activity* Check out the [[Sugar_Code_SnippetsDevelopment Team/Almanac/Code Snippets|code snippets]] library
* [[Development Team/Understanding the Code]] organization.
* See a list of Sugar [[Activities|activities]] and specifications.
* [ Roadmap]
==See also==
* [[Documentation Team/Glossary]] of Sugar terms
[[Category:General public]]

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