After telling Xandros to install, this is your first big decision on the setup. Easy enough for you?
2Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Continuing the Xandros Setup
All of this basic setup runs automatically. Foul something up? You can always re-run the First Run Wizard.
3Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Setting Up Peripherals
Setting up your peripherals, such as a printer, is also simple, even if, as in this case, its a network printer on a Windows server on a Windows network.
4Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Making Xandros Windows-Like
Making Xandros look and feel like Windows requires a simple one-step choice. On System Behavior choose Windows.
5Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Xandros Windows
Ta-da, suddenly Xandros looks, and acts, a lot like Windows XP.
6Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Installing Windows Applications
A little farther along, Ive placed the main bar on the top, where I like it, and Im getting ready to install Internet Explorer 6. Installing Windows applications with CrossOver is as easy as installing them in native XP.
7Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Securing Xandros
Besides having Linuxs built-in security, Xandros makes setting up firewalls easy. Dont know networking? Just go with the defaults, and youll be fine.
8Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Updating Xandros
Updating Xandros is also easy, and unlike Microsoft, they never try to sneak an update in on you.
9Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Permissions the Right Way
Unlike Vista, which seemingly wants your password and permission every time you want to wipe your nose, Xandros only asks you for your administrator password when youre making a significant change to your system.
10Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Networking and File Systems the Xandros Way
Yes, thats right, you can drop Xandros in a Windows Active Directory network and it works just fine. Try that with other Linuxes, or Vista for that matter.
11Xandros Linux Walk-Through – Accessing Network Resources
Notice all those file resource options? Windows servers, NFS servers, local drives, whatever, Xandros make getting to file systems easy no matter what theyre running on.
12Xandros Linux Walk-Through – The Full Xandros
And here we are at my complete desktop. In the foreground, weve got Internet Explorer, OpenOffice with a document thats on an AD server and Firefox with Acrobat showing a PDF. Xandros isnt just ready for work. Its working.
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