December 27, 2004
First Look at Xandros Desktop 3 Deluxe
SilentBob4 writes "Unlike an operating system in the role of a server, a desktop OS needs to wear many hats. Of all the various requirements we place on the desktop, there are only three that stand out as being key: look and feel, usability, and diversity. First and foremost, the desktop needs to be visually appealing. This is not necessarily for marketing reasons alone. A desktop that's pleasing to the eye is easier to look at for hours on end (as most of us seem to do) so that the end user doesn't tire of using the machine. Applications need to be readily available, even if they aren't installed on the system. This is something even Windows falls short of. Anyone that says Windows is easy to use hasn't tried Xandros yet."