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Is this an "advertorial"?

Is this an "advertorial"?

Posted Dec 4, 2003 15:22 UTC (Thu) by Sauja (guest, #17526)
In reply to: Is this an "advertorial"? by ladislav
Parent article: Interview with Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO

Xandros has a extremely solid and easy distro even version 1.0 (which is more than a 1.0 version since Corel already had a very solid OS for Xandros to start from).

Version 2.0 will be even better and until it is released, not much more can be said.

The one thing Xandros has been missing as a company is Marketing, and I'm glad to see some at last. (I am so tired of hearing about Lindows and thier antics!)

I find value in the add-ons or enhancements that Xandros provides, and they are under no obligation to release those. They give Xandros a competitive advantage over Lindows and Lycoris and that's fine by me. (Although I too would like to know more specifics on what contributions they've made).

Xandros is positioning itself as an alternative to Windows. If you already have an "All Free" distro that you are happy with, this isn't for you anyway.

You can't condemn them for putting marketing ahead of development, because they aren't. The marketing just has so much catching up to do.


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