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Using the [[Glossary#User_Interface_.28UI.29|Interface]]= ==
====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====
*Installing/Removing Sugar Activities Using Terminal
*Installing/Removing Linux Applications
*Installing Sugar Coated Linux Applications
===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
*Now close terminal and press Ctrl,Alt,Erase.
<li> Connect to the Internet. (For details, see [[Connecting to the Internet]])
<li> Open a Linux prompt. (For details, see [[#How do I access a Linux command prompt?|How do I access a Linux command prompt?]] Note that unless you are an advanced user, you should use the Terminal Activity button to open the prompt.)
<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 [[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 [[Sugar
-Control -Panel]] command in the [[Terminal Activity]].
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 (
*“School Server” mesh network; or
*“simple” mesh network, which lets you collaborate directly with other XOs.
Read [[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''' - [[
A list of Jabber networks around the world]]
*'''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: //wiki.laptop.org/go/XoIRC 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: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat 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: //wiki.laptop.org/go/IRC#irc.freenode.net_channels are listed 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!
*[[:Category:Installing Sugar|Installing Sugar]] (on various platforms)
*[[Sugar Instructions]], booting and getting started with Sugar
=Developing For Sugar=
* [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/02/23/building-the-xo-introducing-sugar/ Building the XO: Introducing Sugar - Red Hat Magazine 2007-02-23]
Sugar_with_sugar-jhbuild|Build]] from sources, and [[ Sugar Instructions|get started]].* Read the human interaction [[ HIG|guidelines]]* Get an overview of the [[Sugar Architecture|architecture]]* [[ Sugar_Activity_Tutorial|Write]] your own activity* Check out the [[ Sugar_Code_Snippets|code snippets]] library* [[Understanding sugar code]] organization.
* See a list of Sugar [[Activities|activities]] and specifications.
* [http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=sugar;a=summary Sugar source repository]
* [http://dev.laptop.org/roadmap Roadmap]
=See also=* [[Glossary]] of Sugar terms