The One Laptop Per Child website has announced that the Linux version of the Sugar OS is available for download on a live CD. The OLPS initiative states they are hoping that their campaign will start this summer as they provide laptop computers to children around the world .

The OLPS describes their mission as:

“The mission of this non-profit association (One Laptop Per Child) is to develop a low-cost laptop – the “$100 Laptop” – a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world’s children. Their goal is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves.

More information about this program can be found here.

One word about the live CD website. It is totally jammed. So you may wish to wait awhile before trying to download the Linux version of Sugar. Oh, and remember. This is a OS for children and will be quite different from other Linux versions you may have used. And I believe this is a alpha version as well.
Download link and more information from here.

I’m not going to have a chance to try this version since I am right in the middle of beta testing other software, and need all of my systems to see how this is going to work. So if anyone does happen to try Sugar, please let us know what you think.

[tags]olpc, sugar os, linux, live cd, [/tags]