Xandros Desktop Home Edition Premium - Complete Product - DSKD400NAEN

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This operating system is the best Linux software I have found. It is easy to install. It is easier to use than Windows XP. It comes with Open Office as the word processor. I have it loaded on three different pc's. All different brands. I have made cd's. Saved files to Cd's. Played music. Surfed the web. It comes with Firefox browser. Updates are easy and automatic if you want. If you had window loaded you can retain your personal files and use them with xandros. like pictures, etc. You can run some of Windows programs if you need, but this OS is pretty complete. I have used three or four other Linux programs, but this is the best hands down.

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The Easiest Linux Based Operating System On The Pl

by Jitin Arora on 9/2/2006

<p> Xandros Desktop OS has always been very easy to use. This latest edition packs even more features into the same price. Specifically, it adds a photo manager, music manager with iPod compatibility, logical volume management, an integrated security suite, and support for writing to NTFS (Windows) partitions. The look has been spruced up and everything, including the printed manual and the fonts, look cleaner and slicker. The standard applications (Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.) have been updated to their latest editions. The other important applications include Crossover Office Standard, NTFS write support, CD and DVD burning, and Versora Progression Desktop. Add to that the included printed manual which I found to be very useful, and it packs a lot of punch for the money. </p> <p> Installation is easy and fast, and most hardware is automatically detected and configured. If you already have Windows, it will install itself alongside Windows and you will be able to use your files stored under Windows. The interface is similar to Windows so you will be up and running with very little new learning to do. In fact, you will even be able bring some of your Windows applications (like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) to Xandros since you can run these under Crossover Office. There are a few gotchas that you must watch out for, however: </p> <ul> <li>NTFS write support sometimes messes things up a little but people have reported that scandisk under Windows sets things right without data loss.</li> <li>Hardware support is still limited. Xandros now provides a 30 day trial edition that you can download from their website. Its a good idea to get this and check whether it will work for you.</li> <li>This edition requires you to register your product and obtain a key before you can get updates. Some people have expressed a dislike for this idea. Unlike Windows however, the OS itself remains fully functional without the key.</li> <li>There continues to be a dearth of off-the-shelf applications for Linux. You are limited to what the open source community produces. This is not a fault in Xandros per se but just another factor to be aware of.</li> Read More

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Xandros is Great!!

by SKL on 9/5/2006

I purchased this program because I was looking for a good and simple Linux Operating System to become familiar with. I found a lot, lot more. Xandros is so robust and so full featured, as well as simple to install and use. Xandros is what Windows should be. Xandros is what Windoes will never be. Clean, dependable, compatible, full featured way beyond a fast and intelligent operating system, and also inexpensive. Buy this software- you will be amazed!! Read More

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Product Overview

Xandros Desktop Home Edition Premium is a complete Linux desktop operating system that also includes the applications needed to work, communicate and play. Built on the stable and reliable Debian Linux platform, Xandros Desktop allows you to enjoy your digital lifestyle, the way you want to, without the hassles of viruses, spyware and other security threats. Xandros is fun and easy to use. It installs in just 4 clicks, and does not require any Linux or technical know-how. Discover how easily you will enjoy the benefits of Linux and bring security and stability you can count on to your PC with Xandros Desktop.

Specifications

Manufacturer Xandros
Mfg Part# DSKD400NAEN
SKU 202813394
UPC 894732000120
UPC 14 00894732000120
Features
Product Type Operating System
Brand Name Xandros
Features Run Windows Programs:Continue using your favorite Windows programs, including Microsoft Office and Intuit Quicken, and existing files for a smooth transition from Windows to XandrosMusic Management:Import and organize your music, podcasts and audiobooks in to the Music MangerListen to your playlists and music collections. Create MP3s and audio CDs and sync your iPod and MP3 playersPhoto Management:Import photos from your digital cameraView, edit and organize your photos into albums and slideshowsPost them online or print at homeFirefox Web Browser:Browse the web faster with your personalized version of the popular firefox Web browserEliminate frustrating spyware and pop-upsUse tabbed browsing to easily toggle between multiple Web sitesStay current with all your favorite Web sites with live bookmarksSecurity Suite:Combined with the powerful security of Linux, the Xandros Security Suite protects your personal data and eliminates the threat of spam, spyware and virusesThe Xandros Security Suite includes a firewall, anti-virus software, and system file protectionCD/DVD Burning:Burn copies of your favorite music and important files with a single clickCreate audio and data CDs, and data DVDsDrag and drop files to burn with the Xandros file ManagerInstant Messaging:Chat with friends on Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ, AOL and AIMA single interface for all your IM accounts makes keeping track of your multiple conversations easy.Skype:Make free calls through your computer to anyone, anywhere, for freeEnjoy high-quality sound from your computer to call anyone in the worldE-mail:Receive and organize e-mail from multiple accountsRead, write and send e-mails with attachments safely and block annoying spam with Mozilla ThunderbirdOffice Suite:Use OpenOffice.org to read, write, and edit MS Office files and create your own compatible documents, spreadsheets and dynamic presentationsWireless Networking:Connect to your favorite wireless networks and hot-spots anywhere, and store your wireless profilesFile Manager:Organize your desktop to easily find folders and filesDrag and drop files to share, zip or upload to FTP sitesXandros Networks:Keep your Xandros Desktop current with the latest Xandros updatesDownload and install software from Xandros' online library with a single clickMigrate:Move your e-mail, music, photos, bookmarks, and all the elements of your digital personality from Windows to Xandros with easeXandros Desktop Home Edition Premium includes Versora Progression Desktop for Xandros to seamlessly migrate all your important information to Xandros
Compatibility Microsoft WindowsIntuit QuickenAdobe PhotoshopDual Boot Xandros and WindowsRead and Write to Windows NTFS PartitionsShared Files, Folders and Printers with Windows Computers
License Quantity 1 User
Manufacturer Xandros Corporation
Product Name Desktop Home Edition Premium - Complete Product
Package Type Retail
Software Name Xandros Desktop Home Edition Premium
Software Sub Type Client
Distribution Media/Method CD-ROM
License Type Complete Product
Manufacturer Part Number DSKD400NAEN
Platform Supported PC
Package Contents Desktop Home Edition Premium Installation CDA Library of Additional Applications CDGetting Started GuideVersora Progression Desktop for Xandros CDXandros User Guide
Tech Specs
Product Type Operating System
Manufacturer Part Number DSKD400NAEN
Manufacturer Website Address www.xandros.com
Manufacturer Xandros Corporation
Product Name Desktop Home Edition Premium - Complete Product
Brand Name Xandros
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Package Contents Desktop Home Edition Premium Installation CD A Library of Additional Applications CD Getting Started Guide Versora Progression Desktop for Xandros CD Xandros User Guide
Compatibility Microsoft Windows Intuit Quicken Adobe Photoshop Dual Boot Xandros and Windows Read and Write to Windows NTFS Partitions Shared Files, Folders and Printers with Windows Computers
System Requirements Processor: 450 MHz recommended (Any Intel Pentium or Celeron, AMD K6/II/III, Duron, Athlon, Athlon XP/MP) Hard Disk: 1.5 GB available space (3 GB available space recommended) Memory: 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended) Others: Bootable CD-ROM
Distribution Media/Method CD-ROM
Platform Support PC
Features Run Windows Programs: Continue using your favorite Windows programs, including Microsoft Office and Intuit Quicken, and existing files for a smooth transition from Windows to Xandros Music Management: Import and organize your music, podcasts and audiobooks in to the Music Manger Listen to your playlists and music collections. Create MP3s and audio CDs and sync your iPod and MP3 players Photo Management: Import photos from your digital camera View, edit and organize your photos into albums and slideshows Post them online or print at home Firefox Web Browser: Browse the web faster with your personalized version of the popular firefox Web browser Eliminate frustrating spyware and pop-ups Use tabbed browsing to easily toggle between multiple Web sites Stay current with all your favorite Web sites with live bookmarks Security Suite: Combined with the powerful security of Linux, the Xandros Security Suite protects your personal data and eliminates the threat of spam, spyware and viruses The Xandros Security Suite includes a firewall, anti-virus software, and system file protection CD/DVD Burning: Burn copies of your favorite music and important files with a single click Create audio and data CDs, and data DVDs Drag and drop files to burn with the Xandros file Manager Instant Messaging: Chat with friends on Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ, AOL and AIM A single interface for all your IM accounts makes keeping track of your multiple conversations easy. Skype: Make free calls through your computer to anyone, anywhere, for free Enjoy high-quality sound from your computer to call anyone in the world E-mail: Receive and organize e-mail from multiple accounts Read, write and send e-mails with attachments safely and block annoying spam with Mozilla Thunderbird Office Suite: Use OpenOffice.org to read, write, and edit MS Office files and create your own compatible documents, spreadsheets and dynamic presentations Wireless Networking: Connect to your favorite wireless networks and hot-spots anywhere, and store your wireless profiles File Manager: Organize your desktop to easily find folders and files Drag and drop files to share, zip or upload to FTP sites Xandros Networks: Keep your Xandros Desktop current with the latest Xandros updates Download and install software from Xandros' online library with a single click Migrate: Move your e-mail, music, photos, bookmarks, and all the elements of your digital personality from Windows to Xandros with ease Xandros Desktop Home Edition Premium includes Versora Progression Desktop for Xandros to seamlessly migrate all your important information to Xandros
Package Type Retail
Software Name Xandros Desktop Home Edition Premium
Software Sub Type Client
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