My goal in the install was to replace the SUSE component while leaving Windows XP intact.
Installation The Xandros 3.0 Deluxe installation was as slick and easy as any I've experienced.
By the way, those Xandros ads might bother some folk.
Often they are pitching various rebranded open source projects as if they are Xandros creations, in a manner similar to what Linspire has done.
Perhaps that is why the thought crossed my mind during the install that Xandros is going after the same market as Linspire: they both seem to focus primarily on new Linux users just migrating from Windows or Mac platforms.
Xandros detected the fact that I had a serial mouse connected to the docking station -- I prefer rolling the rodent to thumbing a track ball -- and it worked just fine.I did just that by double-clicking on Xandros Networks icon.In very short order, my local software database had been synced with the Xandros server, and I had also learned there were no waiting updates.Cross Over Office is going to be a big selling point for this version of Xandros, and if you have indispensable Windows applications that are on the supported list (like Quicken, various Microsoft Office versions, and so on) it can provide you with an end to dual-booting to get them those apps.
I didn't have any of the supported applications lying around, but I did have Windows XP on the same computer.I wasn't asked a single question about it, it was just there. Linux installs handle this type of thing routinely these days, unlike Windows, which sends you scampering off to find a driver from the hardware vendor.