Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 22:27 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Oracle and SUN "Xandros is based, like Ubuntu, on Debian GNU/Linux, the ultimate community distribution of Linux, but lives by a very different ethos. Xandros has moved at its own pace, offering solutions from desktop to server, with the objective of 'selling Linux into a Windows world'. The latest release of the Xandros Linux desktop edition was in June 2006, which is several lifetimes in the history of Linux. Is this the end of the line for the Xandros desktop?" Hey, we even have a Xandros database category. Darn, we're awesome.
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Very Unfortunate.
by Ranger on Mon 26th Apr 2010 23:50 UTC
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2006-05-03

I recall the days when Xandros was seen as one of the better desktops.

As a matter of perception, they DID have one one the popular Desktop Linux versions with v1.1 and v2.0. Many were startled by the capabilities of the and flexibility of Xandros.

One of the best features was the Xandros File Manager (XFM). It was one of the best File Managers back in the day (2004-2005).

Probably the worst aspect of Xandros was the poor updates to products available in their repositories. For non-computer users who used Xandros, it turned into, 'computer Hell,' for them. Many actually switched to Lidows/Linspire out of total frustration.

It's unfortunate to see that the Xandros Desktop is a such stagnating distro.

However, I do wish them well.

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