Linked by Andrew Youll on Thu 11th Aug 2005 16:31 UTC, submitted by Valour
Oracle and SUN Xandros Business Edition provides a desktop environment, Xandros is easy to install and maintain. As an added bonus, Xandros Business Edition includes the full edition of CrossOver Office 4.2. That means that if there is a major Windows software package that you can't live without, chances are you will be able to install and run it on Xandros through CrossOver. Read the full review at NewsForge.
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RE: Xandros....
by kiz01 on Fri 12th Aug 2005 13:58 UTC in reply to "Xandros...."
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How close is Xandros in terms of Debian compatibility?

It's pretty good. It will warn you that you could break your system by downloading programs not officially support by Xandros but, in the 8 months I've been using it, I've never seen it happen.

That said, Xandros is not the distribution you want if you like to constantly tinker with the OS. They have a lot of customizations that you could probably break by installing the latest KDE or something similar. I use Xandros when I want to get my work done but, when I want to tinker, I use something else.

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