Turbolinux 10 review

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Turbolinux is a leading supplier of Linux operating systems and applications in Asia Pacific

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Developer: Turbolinux, Inc.
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Turbolinux is a leading supplier of Linux operating systems and applications in Asia Pacific.

Our product portfolio includes everything from 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems to a wide range of enterprise-class products to bring high-availability and throughput to the enterprise.

Turbolinux 10 Desktop (10D) is the desktop operating system of choice. Included in the product are many enhancements and tools designed to make the migration from Windows to Linux easy and comfortable. Working in a Windows environment?

Functionality to co-exist in Windows networks is also built into the core of the product. In short, this is the most robust and feature enhanced desktop operating system environment ever available from Turbolinux.

Here are some key features of "Turbolinux":
10D provides a user-friendly and unified look and feel that resembles Windows including:
My Computer, My Documents, Windows Network (My Network), Simple menus.
Click on "My Computer" to easily access files on the local hard drive, CD-ROM, floppy disk, attached devices or other networked machines.
Access USB flash memory or IEEE 1394 (FireWire) removable media via Dynaplug, functionality developed exclusively by Turbolinux.
Support for Japanese folder and file names.
Check print jobs via Print status icon on the desktop.
Read PDF files simply by clicking the PDF icon within the web browser.
Support for drag and drop.
Easily create compressed files (ZIP) by clicking the right mouse button.
Embedded bitmap fonts are more visible, especially for users with LCD displays (laptop users).
KDE 3.1.5, GNOME 2.4, and OpenOffice.org 1.1 are included.
Easily update your system with the graphical update tool, Turbo Update (closely resembles Windows Update tool).
Restarting your system after an update is no longer necessary.
The Turbo Update interface clearly describes the new updates: Security updates (Red), Bug fix updates (Orange), Standard product updates (Blue).
Share Windows files similar to the way "My Network" functions within Windows.
Support for folder and file names written in Japanese.
Support for file names containing spaces (i.e., "My File").
Modify and save files created in Windows.
Drag and drop support.
Ability to auto-mount Windows 95, 98, 2000 and XP in a single PC.
Read Windows files within 10D's "My Computer" window.
Easy data migration of Windows mail and IE's favorites to Turbolinux 10 Desktop.
Includes Mozilla, a versatile Internet suite that comes with a web browser, mail client, and HTML editor.
Web browser includes useful tabs and popup window blocking.
Mail application includes functionality to help prevent spam.
OpenOffice.org 1.1 which includes word processing, spreadsheet, drawing and other features.
PDF viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0.8.
Graphics application, GIMP.
Media player.
CD-R writing software.
Desktop environments include KDE 3.1.5, GNOME 2.4 and the lightweight xFce.
Scanning software.
Digital camera image loading software.
Instant messenger applications, including Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, AIM and, MSN, among others. Includes multi-protocol support
Designed for students, Internet cafes, kiosks and other publicly accessed terminals.
Maintain a customized desktop environment (for example, create just five desktop icons: Web, Mail, Office, Files, and Shutdown).
Prevents unintentional or accidental system changes to system.
Easily set up printers with easy-to-use wizards.
Includes drivers for over 2000 printer models.
Multiple mouse support. Use either USB mice or laptop touch pad. Auto detection is built in.
Remote desktop accessibility. Access your desktop PC from your laptop while away on business, invoked through the Turbolinux login window.
Supports 802.11b wireless LAN connections.
Includes 'Cuick In' automatic software installation service. Install any programs just by clicking the RPM icons on the CD-ROM or appropriate web site. No need to re-authenticate.
Auto shutdown function. If the power button is unintentionally depressed, system will invoke the appropriate shutdown sequence (via ACPI).
Automatic mount and unmount. The supermount daemon automatically executes the mount and unmount commands, allowing user to easily access CD-ROMs and floppies.
Includes compilers, a debugger, script languages, libraries and IDE tools.
Includes Sun JDK 1.4.2, Intel's C++ and Fortran Compiler evaluation versions.
Transcode, TV recording and mastering functionality using the Linux Video Stream Processing tool.
Support for JPEG 2000.
Audio ripping functionality. Encode audio format to Ogg Vorbis format just by dragging music files from the file manager. Support for CDDB included.
Bluetooth support.
Intelligent network detection.
Include Tarantella Native Client for Tarantella Enterprise 3
Write to CD-ROMS using ATAPI CD-R/RW drives.

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