Written on: 06/11/2002 by John.
Of the lastest Linux distros (Lindows, Lycoris, Libranet, ELX) aimed at Joe and Jane Average, Xandros 1.0 is the King of the Windows Killers. No other distro - including Libranet 2.7, my previous object of desire - comes close.
And why not? Xandros is the brainchild of Ming Poon, the man behind COREL Linux. For those who remember (and love) the KDE-meets-Debian goodness of COREL, Xandros 1.0 Desktop is COREL on steroids, on fire and driving 100 miles an hour through a hospital zone pursued... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2002 by Brian Masinick.
I noted that Xandros does not contain the latest desktop software (it uses a heavily customized version of KDE 2.2.2) and it has a limited amount of software included.
Both of these attributes are choices by the vendor, choices intended to ensure software stability and ease of use, choices that the vendor chose in the interests of creating a very usable and stable desktop software platform.
I believe that Xandros has succeeded in meeting their objectives, for they do, indeed, have a very... (read more)
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