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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VERY INTERESTING DISCUSSION
by Alvin Murphy on Thu 19th Sep 2002 02:19 UTC

I found my way here from slashdot. I am a newbie and I tried a lot of distros and found that Corel was in many ways the best. I may be a little prejudiced because I was starting in a small home lan where the printer was on a windows box; so I really appreciated that Corel installed samba automatically, found my windows boxes and printer immediately and let me access shares directly from the file manager. Way cool!! I probably would have stayed with Corel if I could have found some way to make sound work. By now I have Mandrake 9 on one machine and REd Hat 7.3 on a laptop, all working smoothly and probably do not need all the simplicity of Corel/Xandros, but I have often commented in Mandrake and Red Hat discussions that somebody somewhere should have been studying the ease of installation of Corel and the cool file manager. Thanks