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<td>'''TamTam''': Music composition and synthesis. <br/>Tamtam has four separate activities : TamTam '''Jam''', '''Edit''', '''Synthlab''', and '''Mini'''.</td>
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Revision as of 19:30, 8 May 2008

What is Sugar?

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.

Sugarlabs logo big.png

Home sharing.png Sugar facilitates sharing and collaboration:
Children can write documents or make music together with ease.
Home activities.png 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.
Home backup.png You can hardly lose data:
Everything is saved and backed up automatically.
Home journal.png You use a journal for accessing data:
Its like a diary of stuff that you made.
Home opensource.png It's all Open Source Software:
There are no strings attached and updates will always be free.

"It's an education project, not a laptop project."


Sugar applications are called Activities. This is a list of some Activites that are installed by default. Dozens more are available.

Activity-journal.png Journal: Object and activity browser Activity-pippy.png Pippy: Python Programming language/environment
Activity-web.png Browse: Web browser based on Mozilla Firefox Activity-etoys.png Etoys: Learning / programming / authoring environment
Activity-read.png Read: Book/PDF reader Activity-turtleart.png Turtle Art: Pseudo-Logo graphical programming language
Activity-write.png Write: Word processor Activity-calculate.png Calculate: Basic calculator
Activity-news.png News Reader: News reader Activity-calculate.png Calculate: Basic calculator
Activity-draw.png Drawing Activity|Paint(Oficina): Simple paint activity Activity-measure.png Measure: Oscilloscope and Data Logging
Activity-record.png Record: Still, video, and audio capture Activity-acousticmeasure.png Acoustic Tape Measure|Distance: Measure distance between two laptops
Activity-log.png Log: An activity version of the Sugar logging tool Activity-analyze.png Analyze: An activity version of the Sugar analyze tool
Activity-tamtamjam.png TamTam: Music composition and synthesis.
Tamtam has four separate activities : TamTam Jam, Edit, Synthlab, and Mini.
Activity-terminal.png Terminal: An activity version of the Sugar terminal