View Full Version : Xandros for free?

sam m
28-03-2004, 08:33 AM
Did someone here say that Xandros was available on a PC MAg cover cd? I wont mention the name of the Mag but I have searched high and low without success. Is it on back issue? Any ideas?

sam m

28-03-2004, 09:07 AM
Apparently its on next months issue, which is available in New Zealand shortly....

...explains why you havent found it ;-)


sam m
28-03-2004, 09:50 AM

patience my son patience

28-03-2004, 10:06 AM
hey - only thing - its only the "standard" edition - and it is quite limited:
See here:

The main biggy:
"Xandros Desktop OS Standard Edition does not include CodeWeavers CrossOver Office or Plugin so you are not able to run any Windows compatible applications on Xandros Desktop"

I guess theres no such thing as a free lunch :(

Jen C
28-03-2004, 11:06 AM
Um ... not mentioning any names, but the magazine and issue in question is this one (http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Index.asp?PageType=Coverdisc&CatID=10). ;-)

As fergie has mentioned, it is the standard edition (see his link).

28-03-2004, 11:08 AM
Yeah, I did :)

It's on the cover CD of PC Authority (April Issue) which generally comes out in late March so it will be in a store near you soon.

It is onlt the "standard" edition (without Crossover Office) but that's no surprise as Crossover costs US$60 and big deal, unless you NEED to use a Windows app (in which case you are probably earning money using it so you can pay for Crossover :) ) then it is still an easy to use mature Linux desktop (Debian based woot woot!)

But it is FREE (as in no finanacial outlay:) )

So yeah, I'll be checking it out but doubt it will turn me away from Libranet (http://www.libranet.com) which is an awesome distro.