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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Don't forget it uses apt-get
by jago25_98 on Wed 18th Sep 2002 04:37 UTC

Corel was debian-based so this has apt-get.

This essentially gives new users a good start on a distros more important points - packaging.
Hopefully Xanrdos will make full advantage of their packaging situation.

I see this as important. It's very possible for a one-click install for all the software in one single place. This would impress the Windows user who is used to a myiad of downloads, signed drivers amd generally scared to install to much because this screws it in the end. The interface and stability probably aren't so in your face as the ability to add and remove things so safely and EASILY.

I'm a gentoo user so I like manual but Xandros looks good. I will recommend to non-linux users methinks.

I hope they can get some originality in there too of course. Perhaps they will by introducing the Newbie to Debian, albeit without the GNU.