"While not as vocal as Lindows, Xandros is the 'other' consumer
desktop distribution. Both share a lot in common and both have
their differences. I never got the chance to try Xandros 1.0 but
was never impressed by the screenshots. I have never liked the idea
of a company distributing a Linux distribution without, at the very
least, having an evaluation version available to download for free.
SuSE even lets you do an ftp install several months after the boxed
sets have been out, and lets you download a LiveEval CD. I have
also never really liked trying to 'emulate' or 'rip-off' the
windows interface, which Xandros 1.0 looked to be doing.
"After seeing that Xandros 2.0 was soon to be released and that
it actually had fairly up to date software, such as KDE 3.1, I knew
I had to try it. Unfortunately Xandros does not offer, at this
time, an evaluation version so I ended up purchasing the Standard
Version. Being impatient I opted for the download version which
gives you two links, one for the iso image and one for the pdf
'Quick Start Guide...'"
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