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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Excuse me, but...
by Ilya on Wed 18th Sep 2002 04:14 UTC

From what appears on the screenshots, the UI design seems to have been influenced heavily by both Mandrake and Win98, and they have not made a good cross (no surprize). The UI looks neither intuitive, nor consistent enough. There are relatively few applications, and their versions are not the most recent stable ones available. Then please correct me if I am wrong, but aren't *all* features mentioned in the review standard in the most popular Linux distros (RH Null, Mandrake 9.0, SuSE)? I wonder if the engineers actually have added new features, or they simply repackaged another distro? And why exactly is this desktop expected to attract Windows users?