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Old 12-09-2003, 05:32 PM   #1
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Question How does anyone rate Xandros 2.0

I am very interested in someone with experience comparing Suse ver.9 to Xandros 2, and giving a complete as possible comparison/breakdown between the two. I have finally been able to get my printer to work under SuSe ver.9, so I can basically function in that program. But, I would like to know where Xandros stand in all this?
Old 12-09-2003, 06:23 PM   #2
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Xandros 2 is not out until the 16th.

A few things I know:

1)SuSE has everything but the kitchen sink on 5 cds, xandros is only 1 (+ 'tech preview'). That said, xandros is debian based, so it is easy to put a line or two in the sources.list and you are off.

2)Xandros has nvnet built in, so nforce2 boards work w/o any problems.

3)The new cd burning program in xandros is the best that I have ever seen on any platform, the only thing it does ot do is an md5 check after burning.

4)If you have used xandros 1.1 in the past, the new layout is much the same.

5)If you have hardware that is sometimes marginal driver wise (like an 802.11b card, scanner, etc), I know xandros spent a lot of time trying to cover as many of these as possible.

I find kde unresponsive in suse 9, in the past I would have said xandros is the way to go, but since switching to gnome, I do not mind suse at all.
Old 12-15-2003, 01:06 PM   #3
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I thank you for your observations, and am using the downloaded version of SuSe. I understand that Xandros will have a downloadable version for trial use, also, after tomorrow. Since I now have 2 Linux hard drives, I am going to try to install Xandros on that second drive. We will see what happens.


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