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: ReL Hello???
by Marvin on Wed 18th Sep 2002 10:36 UTC

Well, I didn't want to say Linux sucks, it certainly doesn't for me, personally, I love it to bits (esp. since I switched to gentoo ;) ). But right now I would only recommend it to people who love to tinker with their OS. I've been waiting for years for a distro that I could give to my "non-nerd" friends (most of them want to get away from M$, mostly because of their monopolistic our-users-will-have-to-swallow-it-whether-they-like-it-or-not behaviour). Corel and Caldera already were pretty close, but then both disappeared (at least from the retail market)....
I am often astonished how many Linux zealots completely fail to see the needs of "non-nerd" users. They try to stuff linux down people's throats because it's the politically correct OS - and the users are either amused or disgusted by that kind of behaviour - with good reason, if you ask me.