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CNET News: Sugar: $100 Laptop's Bittersweet Interface

Jan 03, 2007, 19:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Educational hardware pioneer One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) has its hands full juggling priorities--developing nations, pricing and user interface (UI) among them. Nick Negroponte's nonprofit recently published screenshots and test downloads of its freshly-designed UI, called Sugar. Built from scratch at Red Hat, it features a plump little stick figure in the center--representing the user--other stick figures to indicate nearby users in the wireless network, and tasks or programs arrayed in a circle around the central figure.

"Bloggers and open-source aficionados, international do-gooders and operating system junkies are having a field day..."

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