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Xandros is based on Corel Linux, a Debian based distribution that was acquired following Corel's decision to sell that part of their business.  Unlike Debian, Xandros is a commercial distribution and is available in a number of different editions although there is a version (Xandros Open Circulation Edition) available for no charge with the condition that it is only used for non-commercial use.

Xandros is noted as being a good looking, easy to use desktop, suitable for users migrating from Windows.  It also has good integration with Windows networks.

The Premium edition adds the following features: 3D effects on the Desktop, Music Manager, ability to create MP3s, iPod compatibility, Photo Manager, CrossOver Office, NTFS writing support, Xandros Security Suite, Xandros Anti-Virus, Home folder encryption, and Xandros PPTP VPN.  In the Professional edition you also receive the Evolution Groupware Client, Windows PDC and Active Directory authentication, and 3G /GSM support.

There are also business and education editions available.

Xandros Desktop 4.1 Key Facts

Xandros Incorporated (Founded May 2001)
Xandros Desktop Home Edition ($39.99), Xandros Desktop Home Edition Premium ($79.99), Xandros Desktop Professional ($99.99); 30 day free trial available
28 November 2006
Installation Media:
Home Edition - 1 CD, Premium and Professional come with an Additional Applications CD
Architectures supported:
Package Management:
Xandros Networks (proprietory software)
Official Website:

GNOME Available in Debian Unsupported archive
KDE 3.4.2 (modified)
XOrg 7.1
Xfce -
OpenOffice 2.0.3
Evolution 2.6.3
Firefox 2.0
Gimp 2.2.6
Python 2.3.5
Apache *
PostgreSQL *
GNU Compiler Collection 3.4.3
* available in the server edition


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