Does the magazine have a forum? If there were any oddities about the mag's version (I frequent the Linux Format magazine forums, so I know this can happen), they would be the best people to help you solve it.
... Not everyone is a pirate, but there's no reason to leave the implication open if one is not, now, is there? No reason not to say that the distro came with a magazine's coverdisk in the first place, and many forums have strict rules about answering questions about illegally-acquired software. Since there are few legal ways to "acquire"
Xandros for free (comparatively speaking), it's not terribly surprising that someone might wonder.
Sorry if I offended you with my concern.
And of course, had you said about the mag in the first place, I would have suggested the mag's forums in the first post, which might have saved some time, as well.