[clug-talk] Xndros

bogi khangyi at shaw.ca
Sat Sep 3 17:32:15 PDT 2005

Look at suse, mandriva, linspire. These are very good for desktops, look at 
suse, fedora, mandriva, gentoo, debian for general server installations, now 
don't get confused by having the same distro in both listings. Also look at 
speciality distros like ipcop, smoothwall for speciality border control and 
routing functions.
It helps a little bit to use the same distro, but usually the specific 
benefits of using the most suitable distro for the job out weigh the 
simplifications provided be using a single distro for everything.


On September 3, 2005 12:31, Cirez Communications, inc. wrote:
> This is a bit late...
> Anyone has had any experience with Xandros...?
> I have a client looking to switch over 75 boxes from windows XP to
> something cheaper...
> Keeping in mind that the staff know "nada" about linux, what distro
> would be this transition least painful?
> I looked at the Xandros web site and saw they used to be Corel
> Linux--I was a developer at Stormix Tech (The publishers of Storm
> Linux) and at the time they both were based on Debian...
> One thing I am concerned about it the hardware detection
> capabilities--meaning its ability to recognize paripherials and
> such...That could save me a ton of work...
> Any comments...?

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