Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 14th Aug 2006 16:45 UTC, submitted by MHM
Oracle and SUN Xandros, originally a revamped Corel Linux OS, provides a very stable, rock solid Linux distribution for the typical Linux newbie. Read the review at OSWeekly. TheJemReport also features an interview with some of the Xandros developer managers.
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RE[3]: Doesn't "just work"
by seakryan on Tue 15th Aug 2006 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Doesn't "just work""
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The thing I find interesting is how many people - Windows users and Linux users - who seem to forget that the default install of XP will not have many of the functions they expect out of the box from Linux Distros. I can understand how people could forget. Every time you buy a DVD-ROM or DVD-Writer - you get a copy of PowerDVD in it. It seems free, even though you just paid for it through the cost of the hardware.

When you buy a Dell - they have loaded it up with tons of software. You end up paying for that software one way or another.

Paid for Linux distros could add the cost of the DVD codec license into price of their OS. That would be nice, otherwise if they don't charge for their OS they cannot really provide DVD playback.

At least with Linspire and Freespire you have a way to purchase it legally.

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