Review: LindowsOS 4.5

By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2004-01-19 Print this article Print
 's LindowsOS update boasts a painless installation process and a slick desktop that will appeal to newbies.

As Linux fans converge on New York for LinuxWorld this week, its easy to see that the Linux faithful have much to be excited about.

Although the open-source operating system has flourished on enterprise servers during the last few years, the desktop market has failed to really mount a serious attack on Microsoft Corp.s dominant Windows franchise—until now. The recent releases of two desktop operating systems—Xandros Inc.s Xandros Desktop OS 2.0 and Inc.s LindowsOS 4.5—show just how far Linux has come on the desktop.

Click here to read the Labs full review of LindowsOS 4.5.

As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.

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