> I thought that it was a great review. I read it yesterday and re-read
> it just now.
> You provided a lot of information without jargon.
> I do think that a review should describe any problems that were
> experienced during installation and configuration. An experienced
> Linux hacker would be likely to treat many of these as mere
> annoyances, but they can stop a newbie cold and leave him feeling
> helpless and discouraged.
> But if there were no problems, especially when you tested it by
> installing it on several machines, that's great and there's no need to
> go off on cute tangents like how one of the machines belongs to your
> girl friend and you need to preserve all her files, etc.-- as another
> 'reviewer' did ad nauseum.
> Nice work!
I'm glad you liked the review. Well, there really aren't any problems
configuring or installing. It's all automatic.
The only thing I had to do out of the ordinary (non point & click) was
to put the manfid of my wireless card in /etc/pcmcia/opts, but that is
not the case for all cards, and I have been told by Xandros that they
expect the next version to be much better at that.
The only annoyances/problems that I ran into with Xandros is that it
doesn't set up any kind of power management by default, so your laptop
battery will probably last about 30 minutes. A Xandros employee has put
up step-by-step instructions int the forum (http://forum.xandros.com/)
which tell you how to enable APM. I haven't tried them yet.
The only other (major) complaint I get from people (Windows users I am
trying to convert) is that they can't play their store-bought DVDs on
it. I heard that complaint so damn many times that I wrote a HOWTO
about it, and put it on Linurati.net alongside the Xandros review.
I hope more people find the review and HOWTO useful, so I'm going to
post the link to both here: