NewsForge: Xandros Linux: "It Just Works," Even With Windows Stuff
Oct 22, 2002, 16:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)
"The 'premier release' of Xandros, formerly known as Corel
Linux, is being released today at the Xandros.com Web site.
Individual users can pick up a copy for $99, and
corporate/enterprise users will see a discount price for multiple
licenses. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of Xandros to
play around with. This distribution is Linux through and through,
but it could just be the Linux that will truly snag a market that
is looking to escape from the confines of Windows.
"Xandros came in a real box, with a real 220-pages long user
guide, and a single installation CD. As Roblimo would say, I popped
the CD into the beverage tray. The first thing that came up was the
Xandros Installation Wizard. 'The wizard will help you to install
"Next was the license agreement. It was one of those
(quickly-becoming typical) EULAS that mention the GPL stuff and
then the proprietary stuff. Interesting about this license: There
was no license to read BEFORE I opened the box, no shrink wrap or
seal on the package, and yet the final paragraph of the EULA states
that if I don't agree with the license and haven't broken the seal
on the software I can return it for a refund. Oops! Too late. Of
course, this is a review copy--perhaps yours will be shrink-wrapped
with a copy of the agreement on the outside..."