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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RE: Binary drivers
by jimveta on Fri 24th Nov 2006 19:32 UTC in reply to "Binary drivers"
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AFAIK Xandros comes with the binary NVidia and ATI drivers.

Why have the social misfits that nearly had Kororaa shutdown not turned their attention to Xandros?

Yes, so does Linspire, Freespire, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Mint Linux, Vector Linux, and many more.. so I wonder if they wonder too..

I think the issue preventing distribution of non-gpl binary modules is pre-linking/building them into the kernel and installing the kernel as such. If they are distributed seperately then installed on the user's system, *then* linked/modprobed.. I think that's ok AFAIK. (In other words, it's logically equivalent to the user obtaining the package himself and installing it).

Edited 2006-11-24 19:34

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