Xandros Inc.

Xandros Introduces New Business Desktop as Full-Featured Windows Alternative
Robust, Secure Linux Solution With 64-Bit Support & Bundled Star Office 7 Offers Most Compatible Windows Replacement Ever

    New York, NY (ots) - LinuxWorld Expo -Today Xandros, the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux solutions for the desktop market, announced the Xandros Business Desktop Operating System, the first in its new line of Xandros Business Solutions designed to meet the demanding needs of enterprise customers. The Xandros Business Desktop is a full-featured operating system providing seamless connectivity with Windows networks. Based on Linux, Xandros Desktop OS offers an affordable alternative to the Windows Operating System, while delivering the security and stability essential to critical business operations.

    "Linux is clearly headed for the corporate desktop," said Sam Greenblatt, senior vice president and chief architect of Computer Associates' Linux Technology Group. "By delivering a Linux desktop solution that addresses the needs of both end-users and corporate technology managers, Xandros has demonstrated a clear understanding of what it will take to make this vision a reality."

    Offers Windows Active Directory and PDC authentication

    The Xandros Business Desktop OS comes standard with a long list of enterprise-class features. These include server-accessed network connections through authentication against Windows Primary Domain Controllers and Active Directory servers. It also supports domain controller logon scripts, plus support for AMD Athlon 64-bit processors, SAP and Citrix thin clients, IBM Terminal Emulators. The package is also bundled with StarOffice 7 with full commercial support.

    "The cross-platform compatibility allows integration of the Xandros Business Desktop OS into an otherwise Windows-dominated environment. This allows desktop-driven businesses such as financial or insurance firms to migrate to Linux," said Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, Xandros Chairman and CTO. "The Xandros Business Desktop OS combines Xandros' award-winning Linux Desktop OS with new features our business clients have been asking for. The result is a robust and secure desktop operating environment that addresses the essential needs of enterprises large and small."

    Familiar look and feel

    The graphical environment and clean, well-structured menus invite users to get right to work and make it easy to find their favorite programs. The office suite provides compatibility with Microsoft features and files, and the Xandros File Manager makes it easy to drag and drop files, manage folders and archives, access local partitions, share network resources, set up printers, and perform numerous other tasks. Multiple virtual desktops make it easy to organize open applications and switch among desktop tasks.

    The Xandros Business Desktop will be available February 17 directly from Xandros at www.xandros.com/shopping, as well as from software resellers. The recommended retail price for Xandros Business Desktop is $129 per seat; with volume pricing available as well as discounts for existing Xandros users.

    About Xandros

    Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading developer of easy-to-use desktop Linux solutions targeting home and enterprise markets. Xandros pioneered a low-cost alternative operating system that provides seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information, please visit www.xandros.com.

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