Xandros anybody?

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RE: Re: RE: Xandros anybody?

Postby skecs » Sun May 15, 2005 7:42 am

Sorry, missed that bit!!
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RE: Re: RE: Xandros anybody?

Postby nelz » Sun May 15, 2005 12:37 pm

It's a bit like the Sun licence, where one paragraph says "You can do what you want" and another says "Oh no you can't!" :x
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Postby kevanf1 » Mon May 16, 2005 4:50 pm

It is difficult to stick with one distro. But, there does come a time when you suddenly install one and you suddenly realise that,yes, this is the one for me. I had that happen when I put SuSE 9.1 on a drive on my old PC. I won the full set including manuals so I was at an advantage then but there are some very good off the shelf books around for many distros.

You mentioned Ubuntu and were rather nonplussed by it? Have you taken a look at Kubuntu? It's Debian like Ubuntu but instead of the Gnome desktop it has KDE, hence the 'K'ubuntu :wink: Now, I liked Ubuntu but wasn't enraptured enough for it to make me think I wanted to move to it from SuSE. I'm not a Gnome fan, which doesn't mean I hate it or anything as I do quite like it I simply prefer KDE. Kubuntu I like a lot and could happily use it in a productive environment.

To get back on topic.... Xandros. I presume a deal must have been done with Linux User and Developer then because they carried Xandros on one of their cover disks I think it was last month?
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RE: Re: RE: Xandros anybody?

Postby smita034 » Tue May 17, 2005 9:51 am

Which means you can if you ask them ;) *pokes you in direction of their email address*

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Seems i was on page 2 thinking it was page 3, that was in reply to the Xandros post about proir consent.
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Postby doctorflange » Tue May 17, 2005 10:50 am

Xandros 3 OCE was on the May 2005 edition of PCW
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Postby kevanf1 » Wed May 18, 2005 1:21 pm

So it's just a case of LXF asking Xandros if they can include it on a DVD. Ok, what about it then LXF? If they say no fine. This is a forum thread asking about Xandros after all, even though it seems to have forked onto other stuff :)
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Postby nelz » Wed May 18, 2005 3:19 pm

Consider it on the todo list.
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Postby kevanf1 » Wed May 18, 2005 4:57 pm

Excellent :-) Thank you for that.

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Postby ryptyde » Sun Jun 05, 2005 2:10 am

After having to fiddle to no avail in pursuit of a dial-up connection with Mandriva and SUSE 9.2 gave Xandros a whirl and it was delightful.

I damned near collapsed in a state of euphoria at its ease of installing and set-up.

Here's a fair resemblance of self after the install:



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Postby Rhakios » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:26 pm

Oh look, it's going to be on this months Linux Magazine, so let's have it on the LXF cover disc as well so that I can have yet another copy :roll:
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Postby nelz » Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:05 pm

Damn! Sorry to disappoint you again :(
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