Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 17:16 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Oracle and SUN On the day after Thanksgiving, Xandros will be giving business Linux users an early holiday present: Xandros Desktop Professional version 4.0. This new version of this well-regarded Debian-based desktop is designed to work in both Linux- and Windows-based office networks. It comes ready for use on NT domain, Active Directory, and Linux/Unix NIS-based LANs. This new version also comes with a fancy 3D effect desktop. Expect a review here on OSNews soon.
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by nedvis on Fri 24th Nov 2006 15:13 UTC
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No, Xandros OCE cannot join Windows Active Directory and primary domain networks but it runs well withing workgroup networks.
OCE is more like scale-down version Xandros Desktop DeLuxe/Premium/Business Ed and something that should be considered Xandros free giveaway to Linux community.
Some other features in OCE are stripped or crippled
( Konqueror built-in CD burner will run only at 2X speed,read-only access to NTFS partitions, missing popular applications e.g. AmaroK, K-Office, Quanta Plus WEB development, Adobe Reader 7 etc.)
You may ask why would anybody wish to have OCE installed on their systems. I don't know for others but
I'm using it on my home-LAN as sort of NAS ( network attached storage) to keep backup copies of all my documents, mp3 and ogg music files, photos etc. and as printer server.

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