Sugar on a Stick Sweetened

Sugar Labs, the Brookline, MA-based non-profit organization developing the Sugar educational operating environment originally designed for the One Laptop Per Child Foundation’s XO Laptop, has released a new version of Sugar on a Stick, an edition of the software that allows PC, netbook, or Mac users to boot directly into Sugar. The new version, called Blueberry, includes more educational programs, simplified toolbars, improved support for wireless networking, and improved support for EPUB-formatted e-books and Adobe Flash content, according to an announcement issued at the Netbook World Summit in Paris today. Sugar Labs also announced that Nexcopy, a company in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, that specializes in USB drive duplication, will be loading Blueberry onto used USB sticks so that Sugar Labs can distribute them to schools. More information about this recycling program is available at

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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