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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RE: Mixed emotions...
by Eugenia on Wed 18th Sep 2002 03:17 UTC

>i mean i am running mandrake 9 rc2 right now and it is one of the fastest desktops i have used (in linux anyway)

Mandrake 9 is compiled with GCC 3.2. Xandros uses gcc 2.95.x which generates slower code. Also, the slowness seems to be specific to my machine/driver. Other testers did not have the problem, Xandros told me.

> I HATE when distro's like this totally change kde to the point where it is unrecognizeable...

I like it. ;)

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

hehe, I will have to agree there! ;)