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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by Devilotx on Fri 6th Oct 2006 14:09 UTC
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I've been involved with Xandros since Version 2, I beta tested the lot of them, and recently Beta Tested Server Edition.

They offered me 4 for 30 bucks or so, I declined, the activation thing goes against everything that moved me from Windows to Linux in the first place. I don't appreciate being treated like a criminal for the things I "Could" be doing with the software.

Ming Poon offered me a complementary copy to review (as I have in the past) and I declined, I cannot support a company that wants activation. While the OS will function fine without activation, you don't get updates or anything without it.

When Activation Cropped up on the Xandros Server, I could understand that, server space is the Linux bread and butter, if you wanna protect your investment there, that's good, because if people are using Xandros for server, they want the support, but the desktop? you're supposed to be introducing people to the advantage of Linux, not more of the same.

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RE: Activation
by kiz01 on Fri 6th Oct 2006 17:57 in reply to "Activation"
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Odd that activation causes such a stir. You know you have to activate (they call it register) Red Hat and you have to activate Suse as well. This is so that only paying customers get support. I have no issues with it and, after playing with the trial version, will be getting the premium edition soon.

To each their own.

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RE[2]: Activation
by twenex on Sat 7th Oct 2006 19:50 in reply to "RE: Activation"
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I have SuSE, and I did not need to activate it. What version do you mean?

Oh, I reread. Well, yes, but many people get by without free support, either on Linux or Windows. Besides, you don't have to register everytime you need to add hardware or reinstall the bloody thing.

Edited 2006-10-07 19:58

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