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<center><big><big><big>The Constructionist Learning Environment</big></big></big></center>
== About Sugar ==
Sugar is a constructionist learning desktop environment that is an alternative to the ones typically used in Microsoft Windows, Apple's OS X or other GNU/Linux operating systems. It is conceived as a platform upon which children learn with Sugar [[Activities]]. The platform provides mechanisms for [[Collaboration|collaboration]], [[Activities/Portfolio|reflection]], and [[View Source|exploration]]. Sugar Activities cover a broad range of applications: browsing, drawing, composing, writing, programming, etc. See this [http://www.sugarlabs.org/index.php?template=gallery&page=gallery gallery of screenshots]. <gallery mode="slideshow">File:Sugarlabs-home-view.png | Sugar DesktopFile:Musicblocks_1.png | MusicBlocks - A sugar ActivityFile:Neighborhood_sugarlabs.png | Collaboration on Sugar</gallery>
[[Tutorials/Introduction to the Sugar Interface|Introduction to the Sugar Interface]] describes multiple full-screen views: a Home view, from which Activities are launched; a Neighborhood view, where learners can connect to each other through a [[olpc:Community Jabber Servers|Jabber network]]; a Journal view, which can be used as a ''lab notebook''; and the Activity view, where Sugar Activities are run.
 
 
Sugar Activities have no Save menu: everything is saved automatically. While the interface uses very little text, additional information is revealed when the user hovers over icons.
For an overview of the components composing a Sugar system see the [[Sugar System Stack]].
 
'''Developers''': Those interested in developing Sugar software should visit our [http://developer.sugarlabs.org/ developer documentation website].
 
==Getting Sugar==
This section aims <center> <big><big>Where do you want to be an introductory walkthrough of some of the methods of installing Sugar covered on the pages [[Sugar on a Stickinstall sugar? </Installation]] and [[Supported systems]]. big></big> </center>
===<center>(Jump directly to installation, or read through for step-by-step instruction).</center><center> '''Quick Links : ''' [[#Hardware requirements===]], [[#Sugar Live CD]], [[#Sugar on a Stick]], [[#Sugar on a Virtual_Machine]] </center>
Before you download, you need to know if you can use the 64-bit version<center><gallery>File:Fedora_flat.png|link=Installation#FedoraFile:Ubuntu_flat.png|link=Installation#UbuntuFile:Debian_logo. If your computer says on the box or documentation that it is 64png|link=Installation#DebianFile:Arch-bit, you may use the 64linux-bit download version of Sugar called "x86_64"logo.png|link=Installation#Arch_LinuxFile:Windows_new.png|link=Installation#WindowsFile:Apple_flat. If you have an Intel MacIntosh, you will need the 64-bit x86_64 versionpng|link=Installation#Mac_OSFile:Rpi_logo. It is fairly safe png|link=Installation#Raspberry_Pi</gallery></center><center>Or scroll down to say that PCs above Pentium 2 (commenced production end 1995) and meeting explore more on the specification below can run the "i686" version. Sticks made with the "i686" version may be more transferrable between different PCs.various possibilities of Sugar OS !</center>
Fedora developers reported these minimum requirements for This section aims to be an introductory walkthrough of some of the Fedora 17 distributions.: A 400 MHz or faster processor: At least 512 MB memory (RAM), 1 GB recommended for best performancemethods of installing Sugar covered on the pages [[Sugar on a Stick/Installation]] and [[Supported systems]].
However by Fedora 19 specifications have risen ( http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Release_Notes/sect-Release_Notes-Welcome_to_Fedora_.html#hardware_overview ) to:: A 1GHz or faster processor: 1GB System Memory - RAM===Hardware requirements===
These higher specifications are probably not critical to * 1 GHz or faster processor* 64-bit Processor* 1 GB System Memory (RAM)* The Sugar on a Stick made by the Fedora Live USB Creator method. However the LiveCD may not boot on a PC with RAM lower than 768 MB, you may encounter an automated check which causes the boot to abort if insufficient memory is found. iso file from [[Sugar_on_a_Stick/Boot#Low_Memory.2C_RAM.2C_Hardware | Sugar on a Stick/Boot #Troubleshooting #Low Memory, RAM, HardwareDownloads]] describes * 1 GB USB Drive (2 GB Recommended) or a workaround.Compact Disk (any)* A compatible USB or CD port (any)* USB Boot allowed on the BIOS (older PCs)
Lower memory machines may workIf your system requirements fall below those mentioned here, the XO-1 runs with 256 MBor you would like to check for alternatives, but running Sugar from a USB stick in a PC, (x86), environment with 256 MB RAM will be sub-optimal.see [[Hardware_Requirements | Detailed Hardware Requirements]]
You will need to ensure the computer you plan to use is capable of booting from CD or USB.== Installing Sugar ==:On older machines, you will probably need to make Sugar can be installed as an Operating System installed on a change in the BIOS (see your computer's hardware documentation). Change ''Boot Order''Hard Drive, so that ''Boot from Live CD'' , or ''Boot from a USB'' comes before ''Boot from Hard Drive''. Many newer computers detect the USB device Alternatively it supports almost all Debian-based and RHEL based Linux Operating Systems, and can be natively installed as a hard drive, see http://www.pendrivelinuxDesktop Environment.com/usb-bios-boot-options/ For SoaS See any of the recommended minimum size of your USB flash drive is 2 GB, although a 1 GB drive will also workOSes in [[#Getting Sugar]].
===Sugar Live CD===
Produce your LiveCD by downloading the Sugar on a Stick .iso image from [[Sugar on a Stick/Downloads]] and burning it onto a blank CD.
Many computers have built in software which will convert and copy, "burn", an .iso image to a blank CD. In Windows 7 contains a built-in Disk Image Burner http://windowsteamblog8 from the File Manager, right click the .com/blogs/windowsexperience/archive/2009/04/13/burn-iso-images-natively-in-windows-7.aspx file and select 'Burn disc image' from the context menu, or use a free utility, like [http://www.imgburn.com/ ImgBurn].
To run Sugar, insert your LiveCD into your computer and reboot into Sugar.
===Sugar on a Stick===
====Use Fedora Live Sugar on a Stick (aka SOAS) is the USB Creator====implementation of Sugar for its portability and efficiency. There are many methods to create a SOAS. The page downloaded sugar .iso from [[Sugar on a Stick/InstallationDownloads]] describes is then flashed (a bootable copying process) to a number of methods of installing USB. For people who like GUI, there are Fedora Media Writer (Linux/Windows), UNetBootin (Linux, Mac, Windows), Rufus (Windows), etc. For command line interfaces, see ''livecd-iso-to-disk'' on [[Sugar on a Stick. Here we walk through the first and most simple method./Installation]]
Only the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface Graphical User Interface] is used. The method is suitable for use with a Windows computer. (Fedora Live USB Creator also works on any Fedora system too.)
Have ===Sugar on a look at the Fedora program you will use: https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/Virtual Machine===
If you are happy you have covered The advantage of a Virtual Machine (VM) is that, with the abovefull VM documentation provided online, you are ready follow that documentation to follow install the instructions on [[Sugar VM on your PC or Mac. VirtualBox<sup>®</sup> is a suitable choice of VM for a Stickfirst attempt, see their website: https://www.virtualbox.org/Installation]]
If all has workedAs ever, you will shutdown your PC. With download the newly written USB stick in Sugar on a USB port, restart the PCStick . See iso from [[Sugar on a Stick/BootDownloads]] for extra information.
This method is covered in this screenshot tutorial: [[Tutorials/Installation/Create a SoaS v7 Live USB in Windows]] Open the VM, bind the .iso image to the VM and in this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieIj4aECk88 video] of an earlier version of this processboot it.
==== livecd-All VMs have excellent documentation on how to boot an .iso-to-disk ==== This and again it is the second method described covered on the this page [[Sugar on a Stick/Installation#with Microsoft WindowsSoaS on VirtualBox]] This is a robust and the method of making to make a Sugar on a Stick because you are making from your LiveUSB from within VM, is covered here [[Sugar, with a LiveCD you have already tested, and all tools are already on the CD. You do not have to be a paid up member of the Stick/Installation#with Microsoft Windows community. If you already run a Linux distribution, but are not sure to what extent it supports Sugar]] in Method 3, the livecd-iso-to-disk tool will work on any PC which will launch the LiveCD. You may need to spend Launch a bit of time to become familiar virtual machine with the Sugar environment using your LiveCDon a Stick .iso file, see [[Getting Started/Explore]]. You need to become familiar with then run the Terminal Activity and how to gain administrative permissions, that is become root. For futher background readingscript, this paragraph from the Fedora wiki describes the livecd-iso-to-disk tools in some detail. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB#Command_line_method:_Using_the_livecd-iso-to-disk_tool_.28Fedora_only.29
= Projects =
== Sugarizer ==
Sugarizer is a free/libre learning platform. The Sugarizer UI use ergonomic principles from The Sugar platform, developed for the One Laptop per Child project and used every day by more than 2 million children around the world.
To proceed with livecd-iso-to-disk, full instructions are here, [[Sugar Sugarizer runs on a Stick/Installation#with Microsoft Windows]], in Method 2, Burn a CD-ROM disc, boot every device: from it, then run the script, livecd-iso-Raspberry Pi computers to Android and iOS phones to tablets and to-disklaptops and desktops.
===Sugar on Sugarizer includes a Virtual Machine===bunch of pedagogic activities thought for children, see here for more.
The advantage of a Virtual Machine (VM) Sugarizer is that, with the full VM documentation provided online, you follow that documentation to install the VM on your PC or Mac. VirtualBox<sup>®</sup> is a suitable choice of VM for a first attempt, see their website: httpsavailable as://www.virtualbox.org/
As ever, download the Sugar on Application: an installable app for every operating systemWeb Application: a Stick .iso from [[Sugar on a Stick/Downloads]]web application that runs in modern web browsers
Open the VM, bind the Sugarizer is not a fork of sugar.iso image To know more or to the VM and boot it. All VMs have excellent documentation on how to boot an .iso and again it is covered on this page sugarizer, click [[Sugar on a Stickhttps://github.com/llaske/Installationsugarizer#SoaS on VirtualBoxwhat-is-sugarizer- here]] and the method to make a Sugar on a Stick from your VM, is covered Or try me now here [[Sugar on a Stickhttp://try.sugarizer.org/Installation#with Microsoft Windows]] in Method 3, Launch a virtual machine with the Sugar on a Stick .iso file, then run the script, livecd-iso-to-disk
==MusicBlocks =Sugar on Fedora=Music Blocks is a collection of manipulative tools for exploring fundamental musical concepts in an integrative and fun way.<gallery mode=packed heights=200px>File:Mb2.pngFile:Mb4.png</gallery>Try it right away in your browser : [[https://musicblocks.sugarlabs.org/]]For more information, check out the [[https://github.com/sugarlabs/musicblocks GitHub repository]] for Installation instructions and other information.
If you have== TurtleBlocks ==Turtle Art, also known as Turtle Blocks, is an activity with a Logo-inspired graphical "turtle" that draws colorful art based on snap-together visual programming elements. Its "low floor" provides an easy entry point for beginners. It also has "high ceiling" programming, graphics, mathematics, and Computer Science features which will challenge the more adventurous student.Try it now [[httphttps://fedoraprojectturtle.sugarlabs.org/en/get-fedora or create]].For more information,] a computer running check out the Fedora operating system, Sugar can be installed and launched described [[Fedora#Sugar Learning Environment |herehttps://github.com/sugarlabs/turtleart-activity GitHub repository]]for Installation instructions and other information.
== Please Explore Sugar ==
== I need more information ==
For See https://help.sugarlabs.org, see [[Find help]]the Activity Help provided online.
The Sugar Labs wiki is a collaboration site for [[Sugar Labs]] teams, the [[Sugar on a Stick]] project alone comprises over 75 pages or sub-pages. For additional information, you might look at an overview of the developing SoaS see [[Sugar on a Stick/Project sitemap]].
There is an introductory overview of Find The Sugar Learning Platform Homepage at http://www.sugarlabs.org/. You can also reach this site from the navigation bar along the top of this page, by clicking the tab labeled "web" at the far left end. Notice this set of pages also includes an overview sitemap.
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