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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Mixed emotions...
by BradC on Wed 18th Sep 2002 03:14 UTC

i don't know what to think of this?

i never used corel linux (installer never worked on the laptop i had at the time) so i don't know how much they changed...but i had pretty big hopes for xandros.

a lot of the stuff looks pretty good, the icons and artwork are pretty terrible...almost makes mandrake look GREAT in that field.

I HATE when distro's like this totally change kde to the point where it is unrecognizeable...it's stupid and there is no point...face it! you are not running windows you are running Linux...I can imagine kde loses a LOT of functionality when they do this which is also another downside. KDE by itself, especially in 3.x is awesome and can get by on it's own without being totally wrecked like this.

maybe this is one reasons it feels so slow? i mean i am running mandrake 9 rc2 right now and it is one of the fastest desktops i have used (in linux anyway)

they should help kde by helping to add functionality, features, useabilty, squashing bugs, etc...not doing something like this that is totally unproductive.
(but they won't...didn't corel and the kde community have beef because corel didn't give back any of it's changes to KDE?)

if they want to make a distinction between themselves and other distro's do it with your wizards, config tools, hardware support, installation, updating features, etc.
this is much more productive.