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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Odd Assertions About XFM, X Configuration
by enloop on Mon 13th Dec 2004 12:14 UTC

>>"heavily modified" XFM...

This begs the question: What did Xandros modify to make XFM? Haven't they said it is a new application and, specifically, that it is not a modified Konqueror?

>>...let me run at 1280x1024, which most Linux distributions can't do...

This is an X function, not a Linux function. With the appropriate driver and and an appropriate XFree86/Xorg config file, if it works in one distribution it will work in all of them. Perhaps the author meant that he was relying on X to be optimally configured automatically based on hardware detection during the install. In my experience, that's rare.