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OSNews: Xandros Beta 3 Preview

Sep 18, 2002, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

[ Thanks to Gentu for this link. ]

"These days, the big players in the Linux 'purely-desktop market' are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl. Read more for information and screenshots.

"Starting by describing the installation, well, it is the best I have ever seen on a Linux distro (the installer and other parts of the OS are based on Corel's Linux--Xandros bought the rights last year). It is as simple as it goes, even if it doesn't look extremely pretty, it successfully installed Xandros on my 3 GB partition on my hdc10 after a 20 minutes installation process via my 4x/32x DVD drive. You get to choose which partition you want to use, or you can repartition an existing partition set on your drives, or resize an existing FAT/FAT32 one. You can set up your networking and create users. You can also either install all applications, or a minimal set of apps (you get to select if you want). It would be nice to inform the user though how much space is required overall by the system when you check/uncheck applications for installation. Other than that, this is a dead-easy installer to use. Much simpler and straight forward than Windows XP's installer..."

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