One Laptop Per Child's new XO-HS laptop, the XO-1.5 blue and white colored laptop for Uruguayan high school students will feature a one-click switch from the Sugar Learning Platform to Gnome desktop environment. This will allow teenagers to use Gnome and adult Linux applications, expanding the software choices for Plan Ceibal.
Are you wondering what the one-click interface switch might look like? Well here's a video of an early XO-1.5 effortlessly switching between Sugar and Gnome:
As Walter Bender says in the press release:
"The fluidity of movement between the two desktops gives learners the ability to transition from a learning environment - Sugar - to a production and productivity environment - GNOME. They have the means of honing the creative skills acquired in an elementary education setting into entrepreneurial skills in a secondary education setting."