Project goals
- give children, students, teachers and parents the opportunity to participate and use the educational software on a common PC
- support demonstration of OLPC software to non-developers
- for developers the CD provides an easy maintainable Live system, which could be used to develop and test activities on the Sugar desktop
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 XO-LiveCD Versions
 Release Version 2009-12-03
- still based on build 8.2.1 - activitiy updates - kernel 2.6.31 for better hardware support
 Release Version 2009-03-08
 Release Version 2008-12-01
Other versions are available by browsing the parent directory.
- latest stable version of the Sugar desktop
- large and customizable collection of activities
- expandable language support, already included are German, French, and Spanish languages.
Read the release notes.
 Release Version 2008-09-19
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The ISO images at the official repository are out of date and only have version 080607 of 2008-06-07:
 A special edition (german) for Linuxtag 2008 in Berlin
 Main features and changes since version 080321
- Dual boot option for update.1 and joyride builds. You can try out the new SUGAR design by booting a recent OLPC joyride version.
- Improved CD customization. Additional activities and RPM packages can be installed by putting them into CD top-level directories.
- A new script to prepare USB boot devices out of the Live-ISO image.
- Tested on a wide range of PC and laptop hardware and proved to work with all common virtual machines on Windows, MacOS and Linux.
- Additional Xorg graphic drivers and improved X11 auto-configuration tools.
- Bug fixes, updates and new activities.
- Linux kernel 18.104.22.168, using the aufs-filesystem.
 Main features and changes since version 080130:
- the CD is based on OLPC development build 695
- better hardware support, based on linux kernel 22.214.171.124
- based on LiveBackup Version 1.4.3
- initial ASUS EeePC support (alpha)
- new bootsplash and improved boot-error handling
- playing chess and simulation of electronic circuits now works with gcompris
- bug fixes, updates and new extra activities
 Main features and changes since the initial version 071206:
- the CD is based on OLPC development build 689
- during startup you can choose between English, Spanish, French or German language/keyboard settings.
- the Live-CD has an automated installation of additional (beta) activities. Depending on available RAM size you will get some or all of:
- BlockParty-7.xo, CartoonBuilder-RC-1.7.xo, FlipSticks-RC-1.4.xo, Implode-2.xo, JigsawPuzzle-1_20071030.xo, Jump-1.xo, Maze-3.xo, Simcity-4.xo, SliderPuzzle-3_20071030.xo, Speak-3.xo, StopWatchActivity-1.xo, StoryBuilder-11.xo, branches-stable-ImageQuiz.activity-ImageQuiz.xo, gcompris.activity.xo
- the documentation has a new chapter about system installation on harddisk and configuration of a multiboot setup.
You can run the CD image in an emulator using the -cdrom image_name.iso parameter. The minimal system requirements to start the XO-LiveCD without modifications (you may press F1 in the boot screen to read more) is 512 MB of RAM. So a command to load the CD image in QEMU is, roughly,
cd qemu directory qemu.exe -L . -m 512 -kernel-kqemu -soundhw es1370 -net user -net nic,model=rtl8139 -cdrom XO-LiveCD_081106.iso
Even using the kqemu accelerator, the performance using QEMU on Windows is slow. You may find VirtualBox on Windows does a better job.