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Xandros Desktop 2.0 Deluxe
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2 27375 09-15-2004
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100% of reviewers $77.00 8.5

Description: Xandros Desktop OS is an intuitive graphical environment that works right out of the box and offers unrivaled compatibility with Microsoft Windows. The new Xandros Business Desktop OS adds enterprise-class Active Directory and PDC authentication to the peer-to-peer Windows networking found in the consumer editions.
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Old 05-27-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
Registered: May 2004
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $59.00 | Rating: 8

Pros: CrossOver kicks Wine's ass! 4-click install, awesome hardware discovery
Cons: price (should be free), Xandros Network for updates

The installation was quick and easy, and all of my hardware was found and operated correctly. Short boot-times, uses KDE. I installed Office XP win-version perfectly. Includes native support for viewing MS Office docs. The CrossOver plugin works great for installing Windows based apps...although it DID NOT like Medal of Honor at all. But Quake installed fine. It seems that CrossOver is based off of Wine, but it supports alot more apps. Also able to browse my LAN and internet after ONLY setting up my workgroup name! I've heard of people with mouse problems, but it found my IntelliMouse Explorer Pro and Kensington trackball from 1993 (serial) perfectly as well.
Old 09-15-2004, 09:30 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $95.00 | Rating: 9

Pros: Extreme ease of use and flawless installation
Cons: I ain't found one yet, boys and girls!

I switched to Xandros from RedHat 9.0. The Xandros desktop is very easy to use and configure. The Xandros File Manager, which is unique to this distro, is a fantastic tool. It is much like Windows Explorer, but WAY better. You can use it to browse files, move/copy files and directories, and even FTP and HTTP connect to sites on the Internet. The Windows VFAT partitions I have on my harddrive were autodetected and automounted too, so I can get to all of my Windows files from with Xandros (read/write access). The Xandros File manager has made me much more productive under Linux.

The Xandros install went flawlessly. I dual-boot Xandros with Windows XP, and Xandros detected the Windows XP partitions and set up the dual-boot LILO stuff automagically.

Xandros Networks, another great feature of the product, lets you download and install new apps in APT-GET and/or RPM format, as well as apply fixes from Xandros with little effort.

This is the best Linux distro I've seen yet; it is especially easy to use for folks transitioning from Windows. CrossOver, which is bundled with Xandros Linux, lets you use certain Windows Apps right under Linux (Microsoft Office, Quicken). I have not used it yet but I intend to.

I heartily recommend this Linux distro.



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