"I recently got my test copy of Elx (Everyone's Linux),
which made it almost certain to me that Linux is going to be on
everybody's desktop much sooner than I ever expected. The complete
system is so well crafted for users of Windows that it took my
friend, who is a hardcore Windowsian, quite a while to figure out
that its not just "another" version of his favorite Windows. "Is it
some XP or something" came the reply before he could find out that
it was Elx.
I had begun to become insensitive to claims of average Desktop
user oriented Linux versions, after installing and using them for
quite some time. My journey began with Caldera and recently ended
with Mandrake 8.0, which I thought possibly the best that Linux can
do for average Desktop users. Yet Mandrake, too, was a far cry from
my expectations as a simple user, and so I concluded that it will
take some serious efforts and time for Linux to live up to the
expectations and requirements of an average Desktop user who does
his/her work comfortably with Windows today.
And I think this situation has been well understood by the Elx
team, which identified the brightest parts of open source, weaved
them together, preserved the familiarity and ease (or
habitualization, if you prefer so) of Windows and did what was very
much required, creating the best Linux Desktop that has ever
resided on my PC."