The OLPC is certainly an innovative computer for kids that is comprised of nice hardware coupled with special software to make it easy for children to operate. No doubt some parents could benefit from the special operating environment of the OLPC without having to buy the hardware. The folks at Sugar Labs, the company behind the software of the OLPC, realize that many feel the same way and now have the software available for download.
Dubbed Sugar on a Stick, the special system is based on Fedora Linux and is designed from the ground up to be intuitive for children to make operation easy. Sugar on a Stick v1 can be downloaded and installed on a USB stick making it possible to be used on any computer (netbooks come to mind) without replacing the existing installation.