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DistroWatch: Can a Geek Love Xandros?

Jan 21, 2004, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Storey)

[ Thanks to Ladislav Bodnar for this link. ]

"Debian is an industrial-strength distro known for its stability, superb package management, large software archive, a terrible installer, and a lot of powerful but esoteric commands such as: 'dpkg-reconfigure etherconf, dpkg --get-selections, apt-get upgrade, grep-status emacs' and so on.

"There have been several commercial attempts to cloak Debian's mighty engine in a nice sleek-looking exterior. Xandros Desktop OS is one of the slickest attempts yet at putting a point-and-click interface on the untamed beast--think of it as Debian with pizazz.

"Xandros version 2.0 was released in December, 2003, and not surprisingly, a flood of reviews hit the web soon thereafter. Most of these reviews have focused on the ease-of-use factor, which is Xandros' trump card..."

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