Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 17:16 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Oracle and SUN On the day after Thanksgiving, Xandros will be giving business Linux users an early holiday present: Xandros Desktop Professional version 4.0. This new version of this well-regarded Debian-based desktop is designed to work in both Linux- and Windows-based office networks. It comes ready for use on NT domain, Active Directory, and Linux/Unix NIS-based LANs. This new version also comes with a fancy 3D effect desktop. Expect a review here on OSNews soon.
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Xandros viability
by subgeniusd on Fri 24th Nov 2006 18:29 UTC
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I'm in Xan 3.0 right now and have 4.0 Premium sleeping on another box. I like the stability, features, easy install, and support (although only used once for what turned out to be an ISP issue).

Their target market is currently Win 98 converts. The 4.0 release is reportedly doing quite well and they are moving strongly into the server market in the US and internationally.

They are expanding the XN repository. I'm glad Ubuntu is kicking ass since Xandros has a history of conservative upgrades and feature additions and Ubuntu is lighting a fire under them and every other distro that plans to stay relevant.

For all the socialist FSF fundamentalists out there--isn't free market competition a wonderful thing??

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