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Sydney Morning Herald: Xandros: A Pleasant Experience

Mar 11, 2003, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"Xandros Desktop is a Linux distribution aimed squarely at the desktop user. It is based on Corel Linux which itself was based on Debian.

"Corel sold its Linux distribution to Xandros when it decided to stop marketing it. Xandros has delivered a pleasing experience for the newcomer, both in terms of performance and visual appeal.

"The standard desktop pack comes with two CDs and a manual. This approach is to be commended because it does not overwhelm a newcomer, something Linux can do due to the huge amount of software that is available. Too many manuals tend to frighten newcomers who, as a rule, would prefer to be able to intuitively figure out things for themselves..."

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