SOURCE: Xandros Inc.

October 31, 2006 13:12 ET

Xandros Linux Server Now Available in Germany, Switzerland and Austria Through Avanquest

Avanquest Launches Sales of Xandros Linux Server With Workflow Automation Throughout German-Speaking Countries

NEW YORK, NY and MUNICH, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, today announced an extended partnership with Avanquest, a global developer and publisher of best-selling personal and professional software. The move makes Avanquest the master distributor of Xandros Server in addition to other Xandros desktop products, thus completing the line of powerful, easy-to-use Linux business solutions. Avanquest will bring Xandros line to retailers, resellers and distributors throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

The subject of rave reviews and winner of the LinuxWorld Best Integration Solution Award, Xandros Server is the first Linux server to provide a powerful platform for enterprise administrators and SMBs that have little or no Linux experience. Built on Debian Linux, it provides managed community architecture with workflow automation that takes the guesswork and complexity out of server configuration tasks. Xandros Server presents a simple, centralized approach to remotely administering users and services through the all-graphical Xandros Management Console (xMC). The xMC is compatible with any existing Windows domain and networking infrastructure, offering a plug-and-play replacement to costly Windows servers.

In a major breakthrough in the German-speaking markets, the Xandros Linux product line will be offered through major retail chains including Media Market, Saturn, Karstadt, and Kaufhof. The distribution agreement also delivers Xandros desktops and servers to leading distributors, system integrators (SIs), and Value Added Resellers (VARs).

"We are extremely pleased to offer Xandros Server with its unique workflow automation and all-graphical management console. The Xandros Desktop has been a great success, and we expect even greater success now that we can provide a full spectrum of secure, easy-to-use Linux desktop and server solutions," said Andy Goldstein, Avanquest Executive Director. "The approach of Windows Vista is generating intense interest in alternative operating systems, and Xandros is the perfect choice since you can plug it into existing environments without missing a beat."

"Avanquest has shown what a premier sales and marketing organization can do with the Xandros Desktop, and with their tremendous distribution resources behind us, our across the board solutions will reach a broad spectrum of small to medium-sized businesses," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "Open source alternatives are well-advanced in the German-speaking market, and major German companies are reviewing our desktop and server for integration right now."

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 Server is priced at EURO 387 plus VAT. For complete server and desktop product and purchase details, please visit

About Avanquest Software

Avanquest Software is a global developer and leading publisher of best-selling personal and professional software designed for utilities, office productivity, communications and mobility worldwide. Headquartered in France, with operating units, subsidiaries and offices located in the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, China, Japan and Korea, Avanquest Software products are marketed in over 100 countries, through e-commerce, OEM partnerships and IT resellers. Founded in 1984 as BVRP Software and listed since December 1996 on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714), Avanquest Software forms part of the Eurolist, NextEconomy segment and SBF 250 index. Additional information on Avanquest Software is available at

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

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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