Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Sep 2002 02:30 UTC
Oracle and SUN These days, the big players in the Linux "purely-desktop market" are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl. Read more for information and screenshots.
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Hrmm...
by Stug on Wed 18th Sep 2002 03:02 UTC

I understand that Linux distros are all about choice and all, but is this really the way to win new users? It looks so much like Windows that perhaps newbies will adjust to this and then stick to distros like this. By making linux look so much like Windows, it seems to me that it looses some of its identity. I read a post from someone who said that an OS's GUI is its most recognizable characteristic, and I have to agree. MacOS wins customs without doing this. I understand the need to get people to make the jump, but I think the user friendliness may be better if it's more unique.