Xandros Networks

By Jim Lynch  |  Posted 2004-12-09 Print this article Print

: Managing Your Applications"> The deluxe version of Xandros comes some basic software on the install disc and more software on the applications disc. Heres a taste of what you can expect:
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver Office 4.1
  • Kernel 2.6.9
  • Xandros-enhanced KDE 3.3
  • The "Sarge" version of Debian GNU/Linux
  • Journaling file system (ReiserFS)
  • Ext3 file support
  • USB 2.0 support
  • FireWire support
  • Wireless 802.11b Networking Support
  • X.org 6.7 + commercial drivers
  • Java 2 Runtime Environment 1.42
  • Mozilla 1.7
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Macromedia Flash 7
  • OpenOffice.org 1.1
  • glibc 2.3.2
  • gcc 3.3.4
More software can be had via the Xandros Networks tool. To access Xandros Networks, we just clicked the Launch button and then selected it from the menu list. Using Xandros Networks, you can update your system with the latest patches as well as adding more software. You can also install software via RPM or DEB files by clicking the File drop-down menu at the top of Xandros Networks.
Xandros Networks makes it very easy to manage your systems software. You can easily see what software is available and what you already have installed. And you can easily remove software you dont want anymore. You can also purchase commercial software such as StarOffice 7 in the Shop section of Xandros Networks.

Jim manages the PC Magazine and ExtremeTech forums, and is responsible for building community in the forums on both sites. He started managing PC Mag's forum on ZiffNet on CompuServe many years ago. He then transferred the staff and expertise to the Web. He left ZDNet when it moved to San Francisco and came back to Ziff after the split from ZDNet, right before ExtremeTech launched. You can get more background at his personal site: www.jimlynch.com/profile.htm.

His favorite movies include Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Three Musketeers (1973 version), Dune (Sci Fi Channel version), and gobs of others. He can't live without his iPAQ Pocket PC—,he uses it at the gym and everywhere else—,and his DVD collection features more than 200 films. His favorite game is Tribes (PC), which is more than three years old but he still plays it all the time.

Jim likes interacting with the folks in the forum and the content. 'I Love both of 'em,' says Lynch. 'It's what makes the job fun and interesting.'

You're welcome to visit Jim's site for more information about him.


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