[oclug]Xandros: [email@example.com: Re: iso]
shad.young at sympatico.ca
Wed Oct 23 16:03:11 EDT 2002
On Wednesday 23 October 2002 01:36 pm, Warren A. Layton wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 12:41:30PM -0400, Chris Herrnberger wrote:
> > Not to defend them but me thinks they are in learning mode when dealing
> > with the community per se as a customer. That is not their target market
> > however rather their source material in part.
> From what I understand, most of the employees are from Corel's old Linux
> division (Mr. Poon definitely worked on Corel Linux). I would hope that
> they learned from that experience.
Not to disrespect Xandros, but they once again dropped the ball. It think its
the Corel albatros. Their philosophy of "a complete and stable" OS is perfect
and what I have been screaming about for the last three years... But
Folks, why in gods name would I buy Xandros to run MS applications when I can
run them all on a very stable and cheap Win98?
Xandros, Xandros, Xandors... why do you have to be so canadian and cling to
archaic ideas? The world wants an alternative, not an emulator.
First priority should have been making all the linux apps work properly...
standardize the interface and make it work in a way MS users are familiar
with... not make it an MS Clone.. but standardized so things like cut and
past works the same (or just works) in all apps, not just KDE/Gnome.
As for releasing the source..well.. recall that Copland was obsessed with
competing with MS (foolish and dumb... I groaned when they announced the
aquisition of WP - I knew it to be the beginning of the end for them and I
was right.). This mentality seems to have carried over to Xandros.
Sad.. they could have made a better Linux. Instead they may just end up with a
poorer Windows. I find it a tad odd that Xandros, like Corel did not tap into
the community as much as they could have. This could have been a huge
advantage locally, but instead they just spam the list.
We shall have to see. I would love to get my hands on a copy and write a
review of it.
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