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CeibalJAM! awarded in Prix Ars Electronica 2010

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CeibalJAM! has been awarded in the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica 2010 with an Honorary Mention in the Digital Communities category.

To have an idea of the relevance of this award, I can only say that the movie Avatar got the same award in the “Computer Animation / Film / VFX” category.

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Java applets in the OLPC XO laptop

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There are two main problems with Java applets in the OLPC XO laptops: Java is not shipped in the default image and the Browse activity has some problems to cope with the Java plugin. These problems prevent regular XO users to use Java applets. In this post, I will explain how to use . . . → Read More: Java applets in the OLPC XO laptop

Planet Sugar: small contributions can make big changes

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Planet Sugar is a collection of personal blogs by Sugar Labs contributors. Some time ago, Tomeu Vizoso suggested me to add my blog to the subscriptions list. Until that moment, I was not aware of the existence of this wonderful website. Thanks to Tomeu for his suggestion! And thanks to Bernie Innocenti for . . . → Read More: Planet Sugar: small contributions can make big changes

TuxMath for Sugar

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TuxMath is an arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts.

It was created by Tux4Kids and I ported it to the OLPC‘s XO-1.

While fighting against asteroids, armed only with their math skills, users will greatly improve their hability to perform arithmetical operations mentally. And breaking records! TuxMath has several dificulty . . . → Read More: TuxMath for Sugar

sugar-jhbuild: run Sugar within your favorite Linux graphical environment

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In Linux, sugar-jhbuild can run a Sugar session in a window on your desktop using the Xephyr nested X window server.

Sugar-jhbuild will automatically download the latest of Sugar’s dependencies as well as Sugar itself directly from their source repositories, rather than relying on source packages that may have become stale.

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