"Linux means a lot of different things to a lot of different
people. From enthusiasm to intimidation to outright fear and
confusion, there is no single response Linux. And there is no
single Linux, which itself spawns a great deal of the surrounding
confusion. For the computer developer, Linux is like a toolkit, a
collection of free and powerful tools with which they can build a
system that meets a particular set of needs. For the consumer,
Linux itself isn't what interests you, but rather the products
developers have built with it.
"Xandros, a Canadian business created in the shadow of Corel,
has assembled an operating system which combines a Linux-based
foundation with additional technologies, some freely available, and
some created by Xandros itself. They call the product Xandros
Desktop OS Version 3 Business Edition, and the company hopes you
will consider its $129 operating system an attractive alternative
to Microsoft Windows..."