SOURCE: Xandros, Inc.

April 11, 2007 08:00 ET

IBM Grants DB2 9 Certification to New Xandros Linux Server

Xandros Meets Enterprise Need With Certification of Xandros Server 2.0 as "Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux"

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux desktop, server and management solutions, today announced that the new Xandros Linux Server 2.0 has been certified by IBM as "Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux." Xandros engineers worked together with IBM's DB2 Group to put Xandros Server through a rigorous set of compatibility tests that give IBM the confidence to officially support the DB2 9 Universal Database on the Xandros Server 2.0 environment. Certification of the latest version of the award winning Xandros Server meets the need of businesses of all sizes for a standards-based server solution to run mission-critical database applications.

"We are very proud that Xandros Server 2.0 has been certified to the latest DB2 9 specifications," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "DB2 9 certification is an important requirement for many of our enterprise customers running industrial strength database applications. Delivering the certification in a standards-based Debian Linux environment with integrated BRU backup facilities also provides unprecedented security and freedom of choice to SMBs."

"IBM's DB2 group has a highly efficient certification program that made the work of certifying the Xandros OS platform a very thorough and smooth procedure," said Ming Poon, Xandros VP of Product Development. "DB2 applications are appearing in more and more enterprises, from major international corporations to SMBs, and Xandros Server 2.0 promises to extend the database ecosystem to many more businesses through unprecedented accessibility and ease of administration."

Xandros launched the first Linux server to provide a powerful platform for enterprise administrators and SMBs with little or no Linux experience. The next-generation Xandros Server 2.0 line will be appear this spring. The award-winning Xandros Server compliments the company's award-winning desktop, software deployment, and cross-platform management software to complete a full end-to-end line of Debian-based Linux solutions. Xandros Server includes the DB2 Express-C version of the DB2 Universal Database Express Edition. For complete product and purchase details, please visit

About Xandros

Xandros, Inc. is the leading provider of award winning, intuitive, end-to-end Linux solutions, including desktops, SMB and enterprise servers, and mixed-environment, cross-platform management tools. Xandros pioneered low cost, graphical operating systems that leverage existing skill sets and provide seamless Windows-Linux interoperability. It has since extended its initial Debian-based consumer and business desktop line with SMB and enterprise servers and management software, featuring workflow automation and "single pane of glass" remote deployment and 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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