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Group test: netbook distros

Apr 30, 2009, 20:01 (0 Talkback[s])


"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."

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