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 biggest blocker to wide scale Linux acceptance is that people need to relearn an interface to become productive. Based on the number of things people use a computer for, relearning a new interface is a _monumental_ task. So this is why most people are held hostage by the Windows upgrade path. They can't "afford" the time to become productive again.
This is the first Liux distro I have seen that deliberately minimizes the relearning requirement. If this means the interface is less powerful, I'm ok with that. I have confidence that I could use this interface, and learn as I go. I'm certain that after a year I would be comfortable with the Linux feel to try a more powerful "genuine" linux interface.
So I would conclude that Xandro is _exactly_ what Linux needs to do to apply competition to the MS monopoly.

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