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 infomation bit in the KDE control centre for example.

All they have to do is give the commands needed to get the same info from the commandline, perhaps in the titlebar - educate the user, let them know what's going on if they ask it.

Like a lot of people I worry that these automagic tools do the job so that the user doesn't relise what is actually going on.

For this reason I'm pleased I switch to Debian from Mandrake because it tells me what it is doing to /etc. The same with gentoo which is even more manual.

If something goes wrong I at least know I did rather than the computer!