The inventor of the Sugar user interface used in the One Laptop Per Child initiative’s XO computer says his company is developing a version of the software for Intel’s own low-cost laptop, CNET reports. Walter Bender said in an interview June 19 with PC World that "a community volunteer is working with Intel on Sugar for the Classmate PC. Sugar Labs helped to expedite the relationship." Bender is the inventor of the kid-friendly interface, which sits on top of a computer’s operating system. His company, Sugar Labs, was spun off from OLPC in May. At the time of the announcement, Bender said Sugar Labs was already talking about sharing the user interface with at least four other low-cost laptop makers, including Asus. He described OLPC as the "primary, but not exclusive, downstream project" for Sugar Labs, and confirmed that the two companies continue to work together on further development of the software…

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