Group test: netbook distros
Apr 30, 2009, 20:01 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Xandros is the default OS that comes with the Eee PC. On
initial bootup, you're presented with Easy mode -- or, roughly
translated, 'My First Desktop'. There are tabs for Work, Internet,
Learn, Play and so on, with big buttons for each application.
There's also no start menu and thus no obvious way to get at the
terminal, but hitting Ctrl+Alt+T brings one up.
"If all you want to do is pull up a web browser and maybe open
the odd document, this will just about do, but it's limited and
frustrating if you're remotely experienced with Linux. More useful
is the Advanced Desktop, which is fairly easy to set up; however,
you do have to download a non-standard package and make a few
config changes. You'll find the instructions for this on the Eee PC
forum, rather than being provided by Xandros."