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OSNews: Review: Xandros Deluxe 2.0

Feb 06, 2004, 02:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Lacey)

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"This is NOT the fastest Linux distro off the blocks, it does take a considerable time to start up and initially I thought that it might have even crashed--animated logos are a good way to pretend things are running fine but they don't always reflect on the true nature of the system status. After a little while (40-60 seconds tops) the login screen appears, this is a very simple affair and for all it's non-offensiveness I still seem to find it ugly--I'm not really sure why though. Logging in brought up a new user wizard which allowed configuration of a few basic options such as time and date, language etc.

"The standard desktop looks good, as can be seen in the screenshot of the welcome wizard, but I like to customise my system and this was pretty much the first thing I did. Two things I don't like about the interface are the standard icons and the excessive gap between text on menus and the actual edge of the menu--I am aware this is a KDE issue but it would have been nice if they could have found a fix for it. I'm a Gnome user normally as I tend to find it more polished and professional than KDE..."

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