Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:14 UTC, submitted by Valour
Xandros "There are several 'business', 'corporate', or 'professional' desktop operating systems on the market today, all aimed at seeping into large corporations that already use GNU/Linux on servers. It's a pretty good plan, and most of the operating systems in this arena are pretty good - not perfect, but pretty good. Xandros has had such a product for a while now, and it's always been near the top of the list in terms of features and quality. The market is now mature and the products are more competitive, though, and the product formerly known as Xandros Business Desktop, while still a good operating system, isn't keeping up with the industry's pace."
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RE: Quite a good review, but...
by kiz01 on Tue 12th Dec 2006 16:26 UTC in reply to "Quite a good review, but..."
kiz01
Member since:
2005-07-06

While replacing your whole Windows structure with Xandros is a cool thought, it's not practical in a lot of instances. I work for a large organization that has Windows Active Directory servers running our security and file sharing. While the organization itself wasn't about to switch gears, they were happy to let me install Xandros on my workstation. I have to say that the Windows integration was phenominally good. By far the easiest setup I've ever done (that includes Ubuntu, RedHat WS, Suse, and Fedora) and that was on version 3 which is almost 3 years old.

If you're looking for a workhorse OS, Xandros is a great choice. If you're looking to tinker or have a need for bleeding edge software, then Xandros may not be for you. That's the beauty of Linux, you can choose the distro that fits your needs.

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B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

Yup, it's not my choice, but you can see it has its uses.

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mark_in_rdjbrasil Member since:
2005-11-30

because of crossover, i purchased home premium edition 3 but lost interest after about 2 weeks. i made the request to download the 30 day trial of edition 4 and still haven't done anything. i guess i'm waiting for a review that tells me THIS is the distro i can't live without. anyone ? amyone ?

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Valour Member since:
2005-07-08

There have been several reviews of Home Edition on OSNews. Click the Xandros icon next to this story to see them. This one was by the same site that wrote the above review of Desktop Professional: http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=15217

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