"The software used to configure, maintain, and administer an
operating system is an effective measure of both its popularity and
its maturity. The system administration tools used by acolytes and
devotees are typically very different than mass-market
administrative environments designed for by IT personnel for whom
the administration and use of a specific operating system may be a
job rather than a calling. Similarly, packaged operating system
distributions that provide a complete, manageable, and supportable
enterprise solution make a statement that an operating system and
associated services are quite literally 'open for business.'
"The latest product from Xandros Linux, traditionally known for
slick desktop Linux distributions, combines an out-of-the-box,
enterprise-caliber Linux server solution with a graphical console
for centralized system administration that combines the kinds of
bells and whistles desired by cult members with the ease-of-use
needed by everybody else..."
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