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OSNews: Xandros: Good Defaults But With Expandability Problems

Apr 06, 2004, 03:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ross Edwards)

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"I have been using Xandros for a few weeks now and recently I have had to use it as my sole machine. There are some good things to it, but don't sue it if you plan to do anything with it outside of basically what's installed. Oh, and don't even think of looking for anything more than basic support.

"I'm a programmer by trade and have used Windows 2000 mostly but for various reasons have wanted to move over to Linux. I like to play around with technologies but I am not what you would call a hacker and cant compile a kernel to save my life nor do I want to.

"That said I have been somewhat dissatisfied with many of the major distributions out there. They all seem to be 'windows' like without actually being useable and most have seemingly left out the power user completely. By Windows like I partially mean by look and feel but I also mean not having to deal with dependency hell and having to scramble around looking for patches..."

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