Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Today I'm taking a look at two ultra-userfriendly Linux distributions: Xandros Home Edition Premium and Linspire Five-O. I'm comparing these two against each other for their technical merits, ease of installation, look/feel, available software and ease of use. Are these two commercial Linux distros easy enough for your Grandmother?
I took a trip down to the local CompUSA and purchased the retail versions of these two Linux distributions. These are the same products the average Joe User would buy, so this isn't anything tweaked or special that Xandros or Linspire gives to reviewers. Neither company has paid me anything for this article and both companies have been offered the opportunity to respond to anything contained herein.
Just like anyone else, I'm using my own personal computer - not some special test system built with compatibility in mind. Either these distro's will work or not. The average user isn't going to spend a lot of time under the hood so I didn't build a special system or reference any Hardware Compatibility Lists.