Home > Oracle and SUN > Xandros 2.0 Review at CahTech Xandros 2.0 Review at CahTech Eugenia Loli 2004-02-07 Oracle and SUN 18 Comments The intention of the Xandros team is to provide users a distribution that bridges the gap between Windows and Linux. Read the review at CahTech. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 18 Comments 2004-02-07 7:44 am What are all these people thinking writing YAROX (Yet another review of Xandros)? I’ll gladly admit I didn’t RTFA, but man… more reviews? 2004-02-07 7:44 am Well, tell all these people not to write them then! 2004-02-07 8:08 am Please, for the love of GOD and all that is holy!! NO MORE XANDROS REVIEWS! I am so sicki and tired of the same reviews over and over and over and over and over and over and…. I mean, this is like the 10th one since its release! We can’t stop them from writing them, but do you have to post them!? 2004-02-07 8:46 am This is getting rediculous…are there no other distributions to review? 2004-02-07 9:07 am no more! 2004-02-07 9:12 am It’s even to the point now where I get confused as to what review I’m thinking about in hindsight. How about if someone reviews Yoper. Wasn’t that supposed to be the Next Big Thing? Or how about OpenBSD on a laptop- I hear they’ve got Centrino support. Or what about running site server software under DOS emulators? It reminds me of a Penny Arcade comic from a short while back, where there were some guys having fun beating a dead horse in the first cell, the second had some guys wondering why they were pumping a dry well, and the third had a guy trying as hard as he could to squeeze blood from a stone. 2004-02-07 9:19 am Well, people don’t write about these OSes, what can I do? You are welcome to write a review and send it to us and we will post it! Article guidelines here: http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=168 Go ahead! Write something good, we will post it! 2004-02-07 12:31 pm Hey, I love these Xandros reviews, keep them coming. Really I am serious. I like reading a lot of reviews of the same product, we get to know the product better. If any one does not like the reviews then don’t click on the link and move on, as simple as that. Eugenia, you are doing a great job. 2004-02-07 12:37 pm >Well, people don’t write about these OSes, what can I do? Well, we know now what Xandros offers after 10 reviews! >You are welcome to write a review and send it to us and we >will post it! No Eugenia please, not everyone can write a review… but you can do this very well! So I can’t wait for a review of Mandrake 10 beta 2. 2004-02-07 1:35 pm I should do a review of Xandros reviews. 2004-02-07 2:46 pm We could have a meta-zandros-review section! Seriously, you could choose not to publish them. Just because someone writes it does not mean you have to publish it. You have full editorial control over the site… 2004-02-07 4:15 pm hey guys cmon…if u guys dont want to read xandros reviews then dont, im sure some others would like to read these revies (beginners) 2004-02-07 5:16 pm My objection is that no one has really gone into the speed of crossover office. Is it as fast as in native windows (using around 500 mhz computer)? I found that any delay of more than 3 seconds is objectionable (my brain begin to think there’s something wrong). 2004-02-07 7:24 pm No, it’s not as fast as native windows. However, it doesn’t really have a high suckage factor either. I find it usable. I couldn’t tell you how it runs at 500 mhz, but I could tell you the latest versions of MS Office ran at 500 mhz would have speed issues even in native mode. 2004-02-07 7:48 pm “the latest versions of MS Office ran at 500 mhz would have speed issues even in native mode.” Not entirely true- a number of people in cubicals surrounding mine still have some fairly old computers, and they can run OfficeXP. Sure, it’s kinda slow, but Windows is equally slow on such hardware. Granted, it’s not the newest version of Office anymore… Still, hate to have to run OO.o on such machines! 2004-02-07 8:29 pm Open office take 30 seconds to start on my 700MHz/192MB redhat 9.0. It take about the same time on my laptop 500MHz/512MB Windows XP, except if i put it in memory forever using its resident option. So even when its not running, it keeps like 40 MB to itself. Its no where even comparable in terms of speed and memory to Microsoft Office XP. But yeah its free :p – Wolf 2004-02-07 9:33 pm >Well, tell all these people not to write them then! Just because someone writes one does not obligate you to post it….there is something called editorial discretion. Lately it’s been mostly Xandros and Lindows…I mean, how many “reviews” can there actually be? How much more can we learn from yet another review? Who really cares about yet another point of view? It all gets tiresome and hackneyed after about the third article. Exercise a little of the aforementioned editorial discretion, if you please. 2004-02-08 12:06 pm >Exercise a little of the aforementioned editorial discretion, if you please. If you don’t want to read about Xandros then don’t. I don’t have any interest in SuSE and despite it being covered over and over and over again. Instead of complaining I simply skip over the stuff I don’t want to read.