[TriLUG] Xandros...Here's why I'm impressed
jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat Aug 23 00:20:19 EDT 2003
Hmmm, I'm sure Xandros is wonderful. You might also want to look at
Mandrake 9.1 - as a workstation desktop, it is almost unbeatable.
On Fri, 2003-08-22 at 21:11, Meyer, David R wrote:
> Several weeks ago I was assigned the task at my company to make a Linux
> desktop work across the board with all of our internal applications,
> business tools, etc. The goal...to convert 40 engineer's laptops to
> Linux laptops, with another 150 to follow shortly after, followed by
> another chunk.
> I have tried Red Hat, SuSE, Lycoris, Knoppix and finally Xandros.
> Everything else took configuration, package addition, customization,
> etc. to get it to be just like I wanted it. The idea wasn't to take the
> work out of it, the idea was to find something that people could start
> learning Linux on and then when they are ready, move to something else
> of their choice.
> Xandros required nearly no customization, etc. It worked out of the
> box. In fact, it even supports a wireless card that Symbol (the
> manufacturer) claims doesn't work with Linux. This same card never
> worked with Red Hat or SuSE, so needless to say I was rather impressed.
> I plugged it in, enabled it, encrypted it, and I was done.
> The CrossOver Office integration is seamless, and because you can use
> debs or rpm's it is a cinch to install any package you want.
> If you have never tried Xandros, give it a try. You will not be
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