Problems with Xandros
As good as this release of Xandros is, it does have a few problems. We disagree with the choice of Mozilla as the default browser. At this point Firefox is a better bet than Mozilla and should take its place in the next release of Xandros. Wed also like to see GAIM as the default instant messenger instead of Kopete. Kopete is okay, but GAIM is better. It goes without saying (but well say it anyway) that wed like to see a Gnome version of the Xandros desktop. KDE is fine but some of us do prefer Gnome to it and it would be great if we could use it instead of KDE. Were not going to harp too much on this but wed be remiss if we didnt mention it at all. We were also surprised that the GIMP image editor wasnt installed as part of the standard desktop. That seems a bit odd to us since its the premier image editor in Linux. Like OpenOffice.org, its pretty much a must-have on every system so we found it odd that it was on the applications CD rather than included by default.The card works fine with Ubuntu and Windows XP, so its not a problem with the card. We contacted the Xandros folks via email and they suggested that it might be an IRQ problem. Unfortunately we ran out of time to investigate it and thus were not able to fix the problem. We were very disappointed about this since wed planned to replace Ubuntu with Xandros on our laptop (since wed be able to use the VPN connector in Xandros). Well be putting Ubuntu back on our laptop, however, until we get a version of Xandros that will work out of the box with our laptops wireless card.
We also had problems getting the wireless card in our laptop to work (a Netgear WG511). Although Xandros had the Prism driver that our card requires, we were not able to get the card working. No matter what we did, the card remained inactive and we were not able to get our laptop online via the wireless card (though we were able to connect it via ethernet without a problem).