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LinuxReview: Xandros 2.0 - Standard Edition

Jan 09, 2004, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brad Chamberlin)

"While not as vocal as Lindows, Xandros is the 'other' consumer desktop distribution. Both share a lot in common and both have their differences. I never got the chance to try Xandros 1.0 but was never impressed by the screenshots. I have never liked the idea of a company distributing a Linux distribution without, at the very least, having an evaluation version available to download for free. SuSE even lets you do an ftp install several months after the boxed sets have been out, and lets you download a LiveEval CD. I have also never really liked trying to 'emulate' or 'rip-off' the windows interface, which Xandros 1.0 looked to be doing.

"After seeing that Xandros 2.0 was soon to be released and that it actually had fairly up to date software, such as KDE 3.1, I knew I had to try it. Unfortunately Xandros does not offer, at this time, an evaluation version so I ended up purchasing the Standard Version. Being impatient I opted for the download version which gives you two links, one for the iso image and one for the pdf 'Quick Start Guide...'"

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