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Date Added:Jan. 24, 2010
Price:Free to try (7-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Downloads Last Week:1
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None, this product should not be on CNet
This version will change your home page and install a raft of crap and unwanted toolbars on your (all your) browsers.
It will not let you uninstall
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
I downloaded it from cnet and used for a couple of monthes:
It starts in 9 seconds on my laptop.
I can use wifi, pdf presentations for my job
If you try to buy the link un prestomypc.com links to regnow.com and you receuve this message:
The following products you are attempting to purchase are no longer sold through our service, or are in the process of being setup for ordering.
Below is the last known contact information regarding the products. You may want to visit the developer's website or write an email for updated info on purchasing.
None as is.
No apps, this system is basically useless, presto app store does not work.
Useless, don't waste your money.
Nothing has been happening on the app store since 2009 and it has been impossible to download or update any application. The money paid on the faith that this system would be supported has been totally lost.
Reply by kruzer68 on August 16, 2010
Yes.. Xandros has trouble in this department. Just as with their initial product - Xandros Linux. They dropped their loyal user-base with no warning. The company never responded why - no support was given - no updates.
Stay away from anything offered by this company. Apparently customers mean very little to them. And... they are apt to drop the product with little to no warning.
Boots relatively quick, shuts down relatively quick and provides most of the daily applications for 'net use.
It's temperamental... can take some 'tweaking' to get working right.
Direct from Xandros support: NOT supported on Windows 7 ...(yet... which means 'someday' like most of these small Opsys, takes a long time between updates).
I'm a pc tech and worked with this 'fast boot' limited OpSys... it's a 'customized' limited version of linux, made to boot fast, shutdown fast... but not a fully 'fleshed out' OpSys. I was able to tweak it to work fairly well, liked it... but I had to go to the prestomypc.com forums to do so...and more help came from other users, and messages in the 'beta' section (which is closed), than from Xandros.
Some settings were still 'temperamental', which would be forgotten between boots. You should try it, if you're technically proficient ;)... but only on XP or Vista, 'cause it will not install/boot properly with Windows 7, even with all kinds of tweaking for Vista compatibility, etc., etc. It installs ok... then it fails to boot up with any kind of usable screen. I believe support said they'd work up a version compatible for Win 7, but this product and forums will appear dead in the meantime (spam running rampant)... so don't hold your breath.... likely take months, if ever.
"Wubi" is a similar windows-based installer for Ubuntu... it is -not- a 'fast boot' linux, but it works. Don't be fooled however, linux requires more technical proficiency than Windows, to get set up fully. If Presto was better 'out of the box' with a carefree compatible installation, they could have made a much bigger splash.
The other 'fast-booters' are limited to Intel chips or only available with purchased systems.
Does boot quickly and connect to networks without much trouble.
Poor support of hardware on my new laptop.. No sound..
This product works wonderfully when on netbooks around when it was created.. But because less useful on my new ones, and had to stop using it. It does not have as broad support as other Linux flavors, but worth trying on yours..
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|Publisher web site||http://www.xandros.com|
|Release Date||January 12, 2010|
|Date Added||January 24, 2010|
|Category||Utilities & Operating Systems|
|Operating Systems||Windows XP/Vista/7|
|Downloads Last Week||1|
|License Model||Free to try|