Linked by Adam S on Mon 13th Dec 2004 05:37 UTC
Linux There's always a lot of excitement when a major Linux distribution has a new release - there's the clamour for the release notes and changelog, as well as the insatiable urge for screenshots and the search for the torrent for the ISOs. The release of Xandros Desktop 3.0 last week was no exception, with OS fanatics everywhere curious just what was in store. Read on for details.
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Nice review
by ralph on Mon 13th Dec 2004 08:33 UTC

With all the imho rather dumb comments I just wanted to say thanks for a nice review. As I'm always on the lookout for a nice noobfriendly distribution I have some questions though.

1. I've now heard a lot of praise for the Xandors filemanager, but I still haven't quite figured out what makes it so unique. What are it's main advantages to konqueror?

2. As I'm a cheap bastard and like to try things out before I recomend them to anyone, can someone give me an estimate about how long it will probably take befor the open circulation edition (is that's what it's called) will become available?

3. The reviewer mentioned problems with his wireless card that were due to a bug in Xandro's hotplug script. Now things like that happen, but what would be interesting is how Xandros reacts to bugs like these, did they already address the issue?

Finally, as someone already mentioned I don't think it's really fair to compare Fedora and Xandros as they have different goals and are targeted at different people, however I'm glad that there are now more and more distributions who's goal it is to give the user a great out of the box experience with a good default set of applications. Ubuntu, Mepis and Xandros come to mind.