"Xandros is based, like Ubuntu, on Debian GNU/Linux, the
ultimate community distribution of Linux, but lives by a very
"Xandros has moved at its own pace, offering solutions from
desktop to server, with the objective of "selling Linux into a
"There was a short-lived community edition of Xandros, but for
the most part Xandros has given the impression of keeping itself to
itself, concentrating on its partnerships and enterprise sales,
selling a boxed edition based on ageing but stable versions of
Debian, and cranking up EOM deals with the likes of Asus -
remaining on the sidelines of the Linux world, all but
imperceptible to Linux users, except when it has broken ranks, to
appear on the Asus Eee PC or to sign an unfriendly 'patent
covenant' with Microsoft."
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