December 10, 2009, 6:24 am
Sugar Labs announced this week a major update of Sugar on a Stick, a Linux-based computing environment for education that runs from a flash storage device. The new version brings an improved user interface and several new applications, including an integrated ebook reader.
Sugar Labs was established last year by Walter Bender, the former president of software of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization. Dissatisfied with OLPC's lack of direction and increasingly ambiguous platform strategy, Bender created Sugar Labs to ensure that OLPC's Sugar learning environment will continue to advance. His team's vision is to bring Sugar to a broader audience by making it available in a format that can be used on conventional hardware.