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Xandros users not too happy about Microsoft deal

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I got this comment on my Xandros-Microsoft editorial from a gentleman who left the name Bruce Layne (could be real, who knows?), and it's worth repeating here:

I purchased all four major releases of Xandros, starting with 1.0, and all the Premium versions when available. I received help from the great Xandros user forum and it was a real community. I paid it forward by helping others. I felt like I was contributing to a viable commercial alternative to Windows and the Microsoft monopoly. Now, after four and a half years, I learn it was a lie.

I'm currently installing PCLinuxOS 2007 on my computer and my wife's computer, and so far it looks better than the latest version of Xandros.

More Here.



Also:

Barely half an hour to finish the install, Beryl runs with a very slight load, some quirks I hadn’t expected, coming from this windows world… but overall pretty amazing.

That Full Post.

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