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Feb 04, 2003, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gerald Youngblood)

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"Xandros Desktop is a beautifully crafted operating system by a staff of meticulous and talented human beings. Had I not experienced one major roadblock during my initial installation, I would doubt that this creation had sprung from human hands. With that said, I will take you further into the highest highs and the melancholy lows of my awkward waltz with Xandros.

"The experience began with anticipation. Perhaps it was a stroke of luck that the Xandros package finally arrived at my house three weeks after it was shipped thanks to the holidays and several miscommunications between a large brown van and myself. Finally, the package came and I opened it like a delayed gift with hope and a precocious smile. Maybe it was the wait. Maybe it was the holiday residue. All I knew was this offering had a staggering benchmark to live up to due to my wildly exaggerated expectations. My first impressions were that the packaging looked professional. The presentation was elegant, simple and sleek, quite SUSE-like. The book that came with Xandros was easy to decipher and there were two discs in the package along with a registration card. The operating system was on one disc and there was also a Technology Preview CD for those anxious to tamper with the stability of the thoroughly tested standard installation disc. I am no longer in need of the latest and greatest. The new grail for me is an operating system that works and runs all of the programs that I love..."

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