Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Why Xandros/Linux is perfect for the Eee Pc

Filed under
Linux

Ask yourself, what kind of software do you use? What kind of a user are you? Most people will say they need MS Office, Photoshop, a calender and MSN (Or any other chat client). The truth is, unless your a professional user, Linux has all the same tools for free

Here is a short list of programs that do the same thing as propriety

MSN/Chat - Pidgin
MS Office - Open Office
Photoshop - Gimp
Outlook - Thunderbird
Calender - Usually built in with OS like Ubuntu. Lots of different calender software out there

The Eee PC runs on Xandros, an Open Source and Proprietary hybrid. Xandros is a Debian derivative that uses KDE. The Eee's Xandros runs a custom tabbed interface, but also has an "Advanced Mode", which switches it to KDE 3. The Eee PC is also able to run other Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and openSUSE.

More Here




Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Microsoft+Xandros

Have people forgotten that Xandros is a patent ally of Microsoft? In simple terms, despite the claims from the CEO of the company, ASUS is carrying a liability which can then be passed to users in the form of burden/cost that's brought as incentives to Microsoft. This is /extortion/. Software patebnts are void and nothing was ever shown.

It ought to be emphasised that ASUS said that it is now "tied up" with Microsoft. It's the usual pressure tactics, whose goal is to have distribution of Linux curtailed or neglected.

More in Tux Machines

Games: RUINER, xoEl Empire, Outlast Deluxe Edition, Albion Online and Auto Age: Standoff

Java JDK 9 Finally Reaches General Availability

Java 9 (JDK 9) has finally reached general availability! Following setbacks, Java 9 is officially available as well as Java EE 8. Read more

What Is DNF Package Manager And How To Use It

​A package file is an archive which contains the binaries and other resources that make software and the pre and post installation scripts. They also provide the information regarding dependencies and other packages required for the installation and running of the software. Read
more

FSFE: ‘German public sector a digital laggard’

With their lacklustre approach to free software, German public services remain behind other European member states, says the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). When asked, the current governing parties’ say they support free software, but their statements are contradicted by the lack of action, the advocacy group says. In early September, the FSFE published its analysis of the free software policies put forward by the main political parties on the ballot, in preparation for Germany’s parliamentary elections on 24 September. This analysis (in German) is far more detailed than an earlier report generated by the Digital-O-Mat, a web portal set up to focus on political parties’ positions on 12 digital topics. Read more New release: ISA² interoperability test bed software v1.1.0