SOURCE: Xandros Inc.

October 17, 2006 01:00 ET

Mensys to Deliver Xandros' End-to-End Windows Alternatives in The Netherlands

New Agreement Strengthens Dutch Distribution for Easy-to-Use Linux Solutions

NEW YORK, NY and HAARLEM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2006 -- Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows desktop and server products, today announced that it has teamed up with Mensys BV, a leading Linux software specialist in The Netherlands, to distribute Xandros' line of Linux desktop and server solutions to major resellers, system integrators and retail channels. This partnership makes Mensys BV the official Xandros Distributor in the Dutch market and strengthens Xandros' position in a key center of Linux adoption.

"The new line of Xandros desktop and server products are the perfect fit for Dutch businesses and consumers wishing to migrate to secure, stable Linux solutions," said Menso de Jong, CEO of Mensys BV. "Linux servers are especially popular in The Netherlands, and we expect that the new Xandros Server with its workflow automation and centralized management will place Linux server technology in the hands of thousands of smaller businesses, schools, and government agencies that lack the in-house technical expertise found in larger organizations. We also see the Xandros desktop as the ideal product for consumers looking for a secure, compatible, and easy-to-use alternative to Windows."

"The partnership with Mensys BV provides Xandros with a key strategic link into the Dutch small and medium business segment, estimated to be growing at a rate of 6% per year," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "The Netherlands has always provided a steady demand for Xandros alternatives and with an experienced partner like Mensys behind us, our award-winning desktops and servers can quickly rise to prominence in the Dutch market, where the demand for Linux alternatives is well established. Xandros' familiar, easy-to-use 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

About MensysBV

MensysBV is the leading distributor of Linux software and hardware in The Netherlands with resellers covering all sections of the market all over the country. Mensys offers professional products and solutions from all leading vendors. For more information about MensysBV, visit

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

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