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kevanf1
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject: Xandros anybody? Reply with quote

Is there any chance of getting Xandros on the DVD/CD's? It seems that every magazine has Fedora, Ubuntu or SuSE but not Xandros. I was a beta tester for it before it was released and I really liked it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 2:49 pm    Post subject: RE: Xandros anybody? Reply with quote

Probably because Fedora, Ubuntu and SUSE are GPLed. Xandros is not.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:34 pm    Post subject: RE: Xandros anybody? Reply with quote

I thought that there was a version that was part of the GPL? Surely there must be to comply with the terms?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: RE: Xandros anybody? Reply with quote

There is the "Open Desktop" edition, but the licence specifically prohibits copying or redistribution. There's nothing in the GPL to stop someone bundling GPLed software with proprietary, so the whole collection cannot be freely distributed. SUSE used to do this before they were acquired by Novell and Red Hat stopped us including their distro on the cover discs from about RH8.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to interupt but which magazines have ubuntu on them?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LXF68 Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI 1sf (troll), LXF for January 2005 and Linux Magazine for April 2005. Or download it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have that one nelz Rolling Eyes

Yet.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

download it Shocked it's on 3 cds 3 hours download time each Shocked i think i might jsut go to the site and order a copy
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start download>go to bed>wake up and it's nearly all done. Unless you get as little sleep as I do.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i downloaded ubuntu last night and have played with the live version Rolling Eyes i can't see what the fuss is about Rolling Eyes i also downloaded knoppix for good measure is that any good? and is it hard to use?(i've only downloaded the install version)
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knoppix is quite friendly, ask fingers Smile

Oh, and by the way 1sf (troll), you ought to know that you will get as many recommendations for Linux distributions as there are Linux users you ask. Find one you can manage, then stick with it a bit. Just installing one version after another, you will get nowhere and learn very little.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wasn't intending to install lots of different ones i just wasn't sure which on to install Confused i have downloaded the different distros because i have got a 10 burn trial cd/dvd package Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You wil never be sure, there are so mny different versions. It requires some voluntary commitment, you remember what that is Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sort of rings a bell Very Happy is it like javaring?
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