Xandros is an award winning operating system that combines the best of open source technologies like Linux, with a corporate attention to compatibility, usability, and security. The good news is that Xandros recently introduced Desktop OS 3.01 Open Circulation Edition (or OSE), the open source version of Xandros Linux OS 3.0 Professional. Xandros has even included software updates. However, customer support from Xandros is not free.
Xandros Linux 3.01 OCE includes four-click install with automatic or manual disk partitioning; unsurpassed automated hardware detection and configuration; seamless file and print sharing on Windows networks; advanced resistance to spyware, adware, and pop-ups; plus, drag-and-drop CD burning in Xandros File Manager.
We use Xandros as our primary operating system at home & business for the simple reason that it is stable, secure & does everything XP can do, only faster and cheaper! Sure, you can pay lots of money for other operating systems, but chances are, Xandros will do the job as well or better for a fraction of the cost.
About Xandros Based on Debian Gnu/Linux, one of the oldest, most tested and stable operating systems in the world, the Xandros team includes the world-renowned software developers and architects that designed Corel Linux. Based in Ottawa and NYC, Xandros was founded in 2001 and is the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux solutions for home and enterprise markets. Xandros pioneered a low-cost alternative operating system that provides seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks.
Xandros 3.01 OCE's Advanced Features
Able to run on the same PC and network with Windows as a dual boot system
Linux Kernel 2.6.9 and based on Debian GNU/Linux
Xandros-enhanced KDE 3.3, an elegant, easy-to-use desktop
USB 2.0 and Firewire support; Wireless 802.11b networking support
RealPlayer 10, Macromedia Flash 7, Skype Internet Calling VOIP
OpenOffice.org 1.12 Office Suite reads & writes Microsoft docs, spreadsheet, and presentation files.
Xandros File Manager, the all-in-one, Swiss Army Knife, desktop tool. Drag and drop files from anywhere to anywhere, including from Windows networks.
Xandros installs it's own hardware drivers (unlike XP)!
Burn music and data the easy way. Just drag-and-drop the files!
Internet Tools: Mozilla Firefox browser; choice of Thunderbird or Ximian Evolution email software.
Run Windows based software (Word, Outlook, Photoshop, etc.) with CrossOver Office 4.1 (30-day evaluation)
Simple and foolproof updates to your programs and system using Xandros Networks.
The Economical advantage! The most affordable desktop operating system available. Based on open source formats and protocols, instead of expensive Windows based software.