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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The review looks fine so far. I am also running Mandrake 9.0RC2 which is fine. I installed Corel WPO2000 on it and it seems to mostly work. I am really more interested in getting WPO2002. Will it happen?

To elaborate, I need to open MSO2K documents over 40 pages with features unsupported in OO. I have a copy of WPO2K that I have had difficulties running ;) . I needed to reload an os on a laptop I had sitting here (Acer 342T P3-500/192) and thought I'd try the new Mandrake for kicks. Mandrake picked up all the hardware (OK, the included X did it) properly where the previous round of distributions did not. Grabbed a new install script from corel. Installed WPO2K no problem. Usually it works well, but with some large documents, 1/2 of the time it yacks on the conversion. (If I try to open the same document again conversion works and WPO does not go down)

Since OO is not yet mature enough to handle the task at hand, I would like to use WPO. (Or need to...) a newer version should better understand the moving MS office doc standard.... So I would like to try it.

Ah well, progress is good.