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Shipping Version of Presto Linux Makes Netbook Users Long for the Beta

Jan 05, 2010, 06:03 (3 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Xandros launches Presto, a $19 Linux distribution that should have been just what the netbook market needed to stave off Windows 7 Starter Edition.

"Xandros has officially launched Presto, a Linux distribution targeted at users who want instant booting, ease of use and speed.

"Xandros originally envisioned Presto as a secondary operating system that users would install on their systems alongside Windows. The idea was to allow a user to quickly boot their system for a minor task or to surf the Web, leaving Windows for more important tasks.

"Interestingly, all of the things that make Presto a good secondary OS are the same that would make Presto a good primary OS on a netbook computer."

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