Test Driving the $100 Laptop's Interface

 
 
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By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2007-04-12 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As the One Laptop Per Child project works toward a release this year of what is commonly called the $100 laptop, work has continued on the operating system and the new interface for the radical new laptop design. This interface is called Sugar and is based on a lightweight version of Fedora Linux. While this interface is clearly designed for use by children, it is a good example of building new interfaces on a Linux core.

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