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OSNews: Desktop Distro Shootout Part 5 (Final) - Xandros 2.0 Deluxe

Jan 06, 2004, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry Smith)

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"The specific distinction of a 'SOHO' environment is important for understanding the approach I take to these articles. The needs of a SOHO user are slightly more complex and technical than those of a typical home user who just wants to surf and read email. The SOHO user also needs to be a little more adaptable than the standard mega-corp drone who only uses three or four programs all day long.

"Rather than a 'review,' it might be more appropriate to consider these articles as 'asessments.' I am not making an itemized checklist of anything. I am not even paying much attention to which kernel or applications are included. What I am trying to do is assess these distros in terms of their general applicability to the real world needs of the SOHO user.

"A SOHO operator needs to be sysadmin, beancounter, hardware tech, salesman, CEO, janitor, and anything else that comes along. The two things that must be kept in mind when discussing the SOHO operator are *limited time* and *limited budget*..."

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