New Linux Distro (Xandros)

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by SPeedY_B, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Xandros Linux

    Released today, and from what i've heard it seems to be a pretty good distro, rivaling lycoris in ease of use.
    Only down side to it is it costs $99, but from reviews and such it appears to be worth the money as an alternative operating system to Windows.
     
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    Keep 'em coming! :)
    Linux really needs better desktop distros. Still a bit to square for my taste though...
     
  4. SPeedY_B

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    Agreed, its nice to dabble with, but I don't think I could use it as my main o/s
     
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    hmmm sounds interesting. I might try this because for some reason Lycoris runs really slow on my system :(
     
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    Thanks for the info Speedy. This looks pretty cool.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

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    o_87, go for it, I'd be interested to hear the outcome.
    Lycoris altho it looks nice it does look bloated (I can't really judge because I haven't used it) but this looks like its just standard KDE but with better auto-config so to speak.

    Either way, these new distro's are all heading in the right direction to become usable as a day to day desktop operating system.
     
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    You're right Speedy. Lycoris is bloated.
    It contains a lot of stuff that I don't want, so I just choose not to install those packages, and then use the package manager to uninstall stuff I don't need.
     
  9. SPeedY_B

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    :) well like i say, i haven't used it, it's just instinct that anything that looks that nice (read: XP) is bloated :D

    With that said its not nessecarily a bad thing, XP works fine, it just needs a faster computer than 2k, but logic suggests most people have computers powerful enough to run it.
    Bloat doesn't bother me too much, i think it comes down to ease of use now.