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: apt
by arougthopher on Wed 18th Sep 2002 05:28 UTC

The installer/upgrader is straight out of Corel Linux. The UI to it has not changed one bit, except for maybe an icon or two. I still have my Corel linux disks lying around somewhere. I personally liked the Corel installer, though it has been a couple years since I used it. One thing, it is definitly better than KPackage, both UI wise, and package type wise.

The screen shots do not look that much different than Corel v2. (i think Xandros is based on Corel v3). My gut tells me most of the changes were to the underlying core technologies (X, kernel, libs, etc.), which would be why they have not upgraded the KDE version, yet, and, why it has taken SO long for them to produce anything.

I think this will be great distro, though, too bad it is taking them so long. RH is now focussing on the desktop again and making deals with IBM/HP. I hope Xandros will be able to hold their head up against RH and MS.