December 3, 2004
Xandros 2.5 Review - Why I Choose Xandros...
I began playing around with the Linux desktop back in 1998 when the real players were RedHat, Caldera OpenLinux, and SuSE. There really was not a good distribution for the new user and Linux had years to go before it would be ready to this end. I remember choosing OpenLinux and the struggles I went through getting my hardware to work. Back then you really had to know ALL the details of each device you wanted to install. Took hours! I did get OpenLinux to install somehow, but found the distro to be unuseable and lacking much in the way of applications. I decided then that Linux was not ready for the primetime and returned to using Win98.