oclug at datademons.com
Mon Nov 29 15:50:00 EST 2004
Since I first signed onto this list, I've seen a large number of
people advocating Fedora's use. Personally, as I've alluded to before, I
don't, and never have used it.
I'm curious though, if anyone on this list is an advocate of
Xandros. I know it's a local company, and maybe plugging a local company
might seem like a bit of a conflict of interest based on who the
statements are coming from; still, I find that it's the easiest distro for
a linux 'newbie' to use.
I have put Xandros on my girlfriend's computer, as well as on my
laptop (since both her and I use it), and she had no problem at all
getting it working to her needs. Making it support my wireless NICs was a
bit of a pain, but that's likely not a distro problem, since the cards are
cheap junk, and not supported (well) by Linux in the first place.
If someone new comes along and says, "hey, what's this linux thing
I keep hearing about?" I give them Xandros. More often than not, they're
very impressed, and happy with it.
And if the argument is that it's pay software, I'm sure you're all
aware of Xandros' free circulation edition. Or maybe the argument has to
do with the fact that it's built upon what was once Corel Linux?
Perhaps I'm just missing the boat, and you all think Fedora is
just better than both of them?
On a side note, I am personally a debian zealot, and for fear of
starting a flamewar, I'll simply say I very much dislike redhat and
mandrake, and leave it at that. :D
Just looking for some insight.
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