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Beyond Unreal: Xandros--Linux For The Masses

Nov 05, 2002, 21:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Kemmerer)


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"I'm one of the many people in the world who have been looking--hard--at finding an alternative to Windows. Since I have a substantial investment in hardware here already, the Mac osX wasn't an option. Standard Linux distributions, while having come a long way in useability and reliability, still require a substantial amount of expertise, especially when it comes to integrating them in a Windows environment, installing drivers, etc. Certainly, successfully installing and running existing Linux distributions is beyond the scope of the average Windows user.

"Along comes Xandros 1.0. Xandros is the love child of Ming Poon, the founder of Corel Linux. Some of you may remember the old days when Corel Linux was one of the easier distributions to use, as it came bundled with Corel WordPerfect and some other niceties you just didn't see in the other distros. Ming Poon and Xandros pick up where Corel Linux left off, and 'kick it up to notches unknown' (thank you, Emeril). I should also point out that Xandros is based on the Debian Linux distribution, which is known as one of the most secure and stable distros around..."

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