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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Comment on the review and on the comments, and on Xandros
by Anonymous on Wed 15th Dec 2004 01:33 UTC

What I read is simply unbelieveble. Here is the author with a well written review, that covers pretty much well what defines Xandros. And there, I read comments that just don't make any sense with regards to the review itself and with regards to their very own topics. What is the point that Mandrake had this one option in February? Or that Fedora has the Bluecurve theme. The point here is to describe and review what Xandros 3 is. Some of you act like kids, it's amazing.

Xandros is a very well done distribution that is designed for desktop use. In that respect, I does a wonderful job. Xandros File Manager is a huge step when compared to Konqueror, which I have used very often. Konqueror is also great, but it very well sucks when time comes to deal with networking (let it be NSF or Windows networking). Xandros File Manager does not reinvent the wheel, but the excellent implementations of Samba into it make things a whole lot easier, in a way that Konqueror doesn't. Burning data onto CDs or DVDs directly from the FIle Manager, without having to use K3B (which is by the way a very neat software) is very handy. Those are a few of the strengths of the File Manager. It can also be used as an ftp client.

You don't care for CrossOver (wine), just get the standard edition. Why hitting the nail on a company that just offers an option that, after 2 previous versions, seems to be still enough on demand. A comment on the "ugliness" of Xandros Networks: this is ridiculous, it's not ugly, and it's not beautiful either. It's a package manager! What do you do? Sit on your chair and look at a package manager all day or what?