Xandros Presto Beta Brings Linux Instant-Boot Capability to Windows-Based Systems, eWEEK Labs Finds

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Xandros Presto Beta Brings Linux Instant-Boot Capability to Windows-Based Systems, eWEEK Labs Finds

by Jim Rapoza

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Boot Quickly

Xandros Presto, when installed on a Windows system, makes it possible to quickly boot into a lightweight Linux OS that provides access to most core online applications.

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Firefox Browser

The included Mozilla Firefox browser in Presto lets users quickly check Web pages and access Web-based e-mail systems.

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Instant Messaging

Through the open-source Pidgin application provided with Presto, users can IM across a variety of networks.

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Bundled Skype

Online conversations can be carried out in Presto using the bundled Skype VOIP application.

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Folder Access

A very nice feature built into Xandros Presto is the ability to access folders and files stored on the underlying Windows system.

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Viewing Video

Video and other media files can be easily viewed from within Presto.

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Shopping for Applications

The Application Store application in Xandros Presto lets users manage installed applications and look for new applications to install.

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Installing Applications

From the online Presto Application Store, users can find and easily install a wide variety of new applications.

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Configuring Presto

With the Network Connections tool, users can configure Presto to connect to wired and wireless networks and set up secure VPN connections.

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