Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Jul 2006 17:16 UTC, submitted by mikemuch
Oracle and SUN "It's been a while since I looked at Xandros. True to form, it has remained one of the easiest to use and flat out slickest Linux distributions available. This version of Xandros focuses on the 'digital lifestyle' and includes wireless network profiles, a music manager with iPod and MP3 support, photo manager, video players and internet telephone via Skype, among other things. This version also provides good security tools such as a built-in firewall and anti-virus."
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Another Xandros review
by Barnabyh on Mon 31st Jul 2006 18:08 UTC
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Can't help but feeling a sense of Deja-vu, we've discussed all this before.
Why pay out good money of you can have nearly the same with Freespire or of course the wealth of other distros available. $79.95 is more than just pocket change. Unless you absolutely want Crossover Office.
This is a distro for Windows users who are used to having to pay for software. For philosophical and politicial reasons I resent this and have never felt left wanting with Debian. No other distro with such large repositories and ease of installation of additional programs. As Xandros is Debian derived I'ld say "try the proper distro", it's quite likely also got more online documentation and busy mailing lists (that by the way sometimes get utilised by Xandros users as well).
Alternatively please use CentOS, SLED, Zenwalk etc. and save yourself some bucks. The gods of FOSS will thank you :-)

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