SOURCE: Xandros Inc.

September 22, 2006 01:00 ET

Bull Designates Xandros Linux Solutions as Strategic Alternatives for German Customers

New Agreement Provides Xandros Desktops and Servers for German Businesses Migrating to Open Source

NEW YORK, NY and COLOGNE, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 22, 2006 -- Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows desktop and server products, today announced that Bull GmbH, the German division of the premier European-based global IT supplier, will offer the Xandros line of Linux server solutions to German customers migrating to open solutions. This partnership strengthens Xandros' position in the German private and public sectors.

"Open source is one of the strategic pillars of Group Bull's strategy 'Horizon 2008.' Within our open source solution stack, Xandros desktop and server products are a major addition, since they provide an easy, compatible path to open Linux solutions," said Michael Gerhards, Managing Director of Bull GmbH. "Many of our customers are looking at open solutions to stabilize their operating environment and gain control over spiraling IT costs. Xandros provides familiar graphical environments that fit right in to their existing network infrastructure, thus enabling them to test the waters and migrate at their own pace. The Xandros Server technology with its workflow automation and centralized management are especially suited to smaller private and public entities that want to be able to administer Linux using their current in-house technical resources."

"Our partnership with Bull GmbH provides a strategic tie to the company that is leading the German transformation to open solutions," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "We are delighted that Bull has chosen Xandros as their strategic platform for customers seeking alternatives to Windows desktops and servers. Our award-winning desktops and servers will quickly find their way into many sectors of the German economy, since the easy-to-use Xandros Linux solutions don't require retraining or costly Linux expertise."

Xandros provides a full line of desktop operating systems that work right out of the box and offer unrivaled compatibility with Microsoft Windows. Xandros Desktop OS assures rock-solid stability and security, along with the freedom of an open environment.

Xandros recently launched the first Linux server to provide a powerful platform for enterprise administrators and SMBs with little or no Linux experience. The award-winning Xandros Server complements the company's award-winning desktop, software deployment, and management software to complete a full end-to-end product line. For complete product and purchase details, please visit www.xandros.com.

About Bull, Architect of an Open World

As one of the leading European IT companies, Bull delivers open, flexible and secure information systems. The group helps public and private sector customers transform their information systems, applying its know-how and expertise in three main areas:

--  Capitalizing on its extensive mainframe experience, Bull designs and
    produces robust, innovative and open servers, based on industry-standard
    technologies;
    
--  Building on its alliances with leading ISVs, Bull develops and
    implements flexible and interoperable application infrastructures which
    give business processes the freedom to evolve;
    
--  Bringing together recognized expertise in end-to-end IT security, Bull
    secures data and exchanges that are so critical in preserving customers'
    business integrity.
    

Bull has a particularly strong presence in the public, healthcare, finance, telecommunications, manufacturing and defense sectors. Its distribution network and business partners cover more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information visit: http://www.bull.com.

About Xandros

Xandros Inc. is the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows. Founded in 2001, Xandros pioneered low cost, graphical operating systems that leverage existing skill sets and provide seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. It has since expanded its Debian-based product line from standalone consumer desktops to end-to-end enterprise desktop, server, and management solutions featuring workflow automation and centralized, remote administration. The company is headquartered in New York with research and development facilities in Ottawa and Mumbai, and sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.xandros.com.

Xandros® is a registered trademark of Xandros Inc. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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