Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 18th Jan 2004 08:19 UTC
Oracle and SUN Some of the more experienced among the readers can surely configure CUPS with Samba by editing configuration files with closed eyes. This kind of exercise is useful and fun the first few times, but it can quickly become a mundane task if it has to repeated often. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a distribution that could do it near-automatically? In other words, wouldn't it be nice if we just used Xandros? And despite our natural resistance to use GUI for any kind of configuration, could we still love Xandros? Robert Storey investigates.
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by Kingston on Sun 18th Jan 2004 15:44 UTC

There are a few very good things about it IMO. The automatic configuration of devices is nice, as is the ability to use a GUI for configuration for everyday tasks. I like the command line, but GUIs are often more intuitive.

The fact that everything a "normal" user needs is on one CD is a nice touch that all of the other major commercial Linux distributers need to start doing. Multiple CD installs bother me, and quite a large number of folks that I've talked to.

The only issue that I have with Xandros, and that's a personal preference thing more than anything, is the inclusion of closed source software. XFM is nice, but I like open source programs better. Not that it matters, but as long as the base system is OSS, I can live with it (I'm well aware that it is).

I could see many experienced users loving this distribution, just because of the elimination of repetitive hassles. And like I said, XFM is nice...