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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I loved corel linux when it first came out.
by glitch on Wed 18th Sep 2002 09:25 UTC

Debian is a great Distro, but the comments i hear from everyone reflect what i found out using it.
The look needed help and more than anything debian just didnt have new enough packages for alot of what i wanted to play with back then.

Since then i have messed with suse, debian, progeny, redhat, slackware, caldera, mandrake and a few others i cant think off of the top of my head.

Mandrake has by far the best distro IMHO, very polished, lots of GUI config tools for those new to the CLI. Every new release blows me away, playing with 9.0rc2 right now.
Still, I did like corel but with almost 3 years of downtime they are going to have one hell of a game of catch-up to play to even come close to competing with what is already turning out to be a crowded marketplace.

I wish them the best but they lost me along time ago, and i couldnt be any happier, my vote for best desktop linux is mandrake, hands down!