Revision 70 as of 2010-09-24 10:49:53

Clear message

What is Ubuntu Sugar Remix?

The vision for the Ubuntu Sugar Remix is to provide students preK to 12 with a learning platform. We envision younger children using the Award wining Sugar Learning Platform and allowing older students to move to a standard Ubuntu desktop as they become cognitively ready, with an easy settings change.

USR will work on a wide variety of hardware, either installed on the hard drive or on a portable storage device, such as a USB stick. In our vision of the future USR will interact easily and seamlessly with an open source server environment (such as the XS project from Sugar) to provide backup and portfolio support (e.g. Mahara), collaboration, educational resources (e.g. local copies of Wikipedia) , Learning Management System (e.g. Moodle) and Student Information System (e.g. SchoolTool) types supports.

USR will allow students to assist students in accessing the internet and all its educational resources but will also allow them to work and learn in situations where they do not have internet access.

A smoke test for Ubuntu Sugar Remix can be found here.


Getting Ubuntu Sugar Remix

Step 1: Download Ubuntu Sugar Remix CD image

Hint; to pull in the latest updates including activities:

<ctrl> <alt> f5 will get terminal

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Use this browser Surf-115.xo: (sugar-browse does not work)

  • Hint to install Surf: download Surf-115.xo to a USB (outside of sugar); Start USR Insert this USB and drag-drop it into the USR sugar-journal.

Sugar is available as menu item Education/Sugar; but it is not full screen and not all of the Sugar screen is visible.

  • For Full Screen right click on menu item and save to desktop, then open properties of icon on desktop and change command to "sugar-emulator -f" (full screen option) Start Sugar from this icon...

Step 2: Burn your Ubuntu Sugar Remix CD

  • After the ISO file has finished downloading, you will have to burn the file to a CD. The ISO file will most likely require a special application to burn. Click the link below to find detailed instructions. How to burn a CD image.

Step 3a: Install Ubuntu Sugar Remix

  • When the CD is ready, simply put it in your CD drive, restart your computer and follow the instructions that will appear on your screen. Don't forget that you can create more copies and pass the CD to as many people as you like.

Step 3b: For netbooks without a CD

  • Use System/Administration/"USB Startup Disk Creator" in a Ubuntu Desktop to Make an Installer USB. Use this USB to install USR on your netbook.

Install Ubuntu Sugar Remix package

You can also install Ubuntu Sugar remix on a computer running Ubuntu 10.04.

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sugarteam/ppa
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sugar-remix

Importing Ubuntu Sugar Remix Appliance into VirtualBox

Step 1 Download Ubuntu Sugar Remix Appliance files

Step 2 Start VirtualBox

Step 3 Import Appliance into VirtualBox

  • Select file/import appliance from menu
  • Choose file (select the ovf file downloaded above)

Step 4 Start Appliance

  • Enjoy!

The Ubuntu Sugar Remix promise

  • Ubuntu Sugar Remix will always be free of charge.
  • Ubuntu Sugar Remix comes with commercial and community support from growing network of organization from across the world
  • Ubuntu core activities are all free and open source. We want you to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.

Getting involved in Ubuntu Sugar Remix

Ubuntu Sugar Remix is Open Source Learning tool that is built by the Ubuntu Sugar Remix, Ubuntu(TM), and Sugar Labs® communities.

We communicate primarily with this mailing list:

Join us!

Sub-pages :