Pros and Cons of Xandros
Posted on 2006-05-12
I recently installed Xandros to an older computer and loved the interface. Since it was a play computer, I have a copy of Windows XP that I also installed. I upgraded to a newer system and reinstalled windows and during the install, added two partitions, and put Xandros on one of the partitions. Xandros installed and the boot manager worked perfectly. No problems or issues and I was able to dual boot flawlessly. I downloaded Linspire and installed it to the 3rd partition and its boot manager didn't recognized Xandros but had no problems with Windows. To play around, I uninstalled and reinstalled Xandros to its original partion and it recognized both Linspire and Windows xp with no problems. I have been booting all 3 with no problems at all.
Now to my question.
I noticed that Xandros does not seem to have much of a following or at least is not talked about as much on sites other than forums.xandros.com. I did a word search in Experts Exchange for the past year and the word Xandros came up only 3 times. It is not a featured distro that I could find on linuxiso.org either.
For a linux that has worked so well for me, my questions is "why isn't it more popular? Are their issues I need to know about before I put a lot of faith in the Xandros distribution? I haven't done much else with it because I have been going through distributions for awhile but have taken a liking to it so far and it's applications. Thanks.