Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 22:08 UTC
Oracle and SUN Here is OSNews' review of Xandros Desktop Home Edition Premium version 4.0 (a mouthfull). Xandros Systems was so kind as to provide OSNews with the top of the line version of their product, which includes, among other things, complete copies of Versora Progression Desktop, CrossOver Office, and various non-Free drivers and utilities. Read on for the complete review.
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... it had a Celeron 466Mhz and 256MB ram.

Suse/Gnome was way too slow but everything worked, Debian Stable/Xfce suffered from X-crashes, so did DSL, and Feather. Fedora somehow didn't get its kernel loaded, nor did PCBSD, and all *Buntus failed to load completely.

(All of the above installation media had been installed perfectly elsewhere.)
When I started thinking the laptop was no good, I downloaded and installed Xandros - something I never really considered (not fond of KDE) and everything works absolutely flawlessly. It's not even way as slow as I feared. BTW that's the "Open Circulation Edition", which is free and doesn't have all kinds of activation stuff. If you still want to end up paying for services, you can do that via a desktop icon saying "Xandros Networks". Admitted, that feels a little scary for a Fedora user.

I gave it to my dad, who didn't realise it wasn't Windows for quite a while.

Edited 2006-10-06 05:54

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