December 9, 2009 at 9:51 am
Sugar Labs has released v2 of its ‘Sugar on a Stick’ OS which it has codenamed Blueberry. This follows the v1 Strawberry release back in June. Improvements for the new version include being able to browse & download the web more comfortably as well as the ability to read e-books.
Sugar on a Stick Blueberry includes the latest 0.86.3 Sugar release and features redesigned toolbars, improved wireless performance, support for tabbed browsing and EPUB file support for e-books. Any 1GB USB drive can be used and the OS is run from that drive, rather than requiring installation. The Blueberry release can be downloaded here.
The Sugar operating system was originally developed for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project and was first found on the XO-1 netbook. The operating system was created to engage young children with a simple user interface and to help develop their IT skills. Check out a video demonstration of it in action courtesy of NewGadgets.de.