Intel borrows a cup of Sugar from OLPC

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It’s no secret that Intel and the OLPC project parted ways a while back, and now I think we can cross the OS off the list of things Intel didn’t like about the project. Sugar Labs, which split off from OLPC as well, has shacked up with Intel to provide a kid-friendly interface for Intel’s Classmate PC.

Good news for everyone involved, I’d say. I always liked the idea of Sugar, though I was under the impression it had been built around the capabilities of the XO laptop. Of course, I’m sure they’re capable of refitting it, and if Intel thinks it would work for their machine, I’m sure it will. Apparently Sugar Labs is also working with a few other PC makers, though they were not specified. Maybe they’re going to be the developer of choice for the growing “tiny PC” market?

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