SOURCE: Xandros, Inc.

June 03, 2008 08:00 ET

Xandros Adopts Moblin for 25 Percent Battery Boost on Netbooks

Xandros Works With Intel and Moblin to Bring Energy-Efficient Internet Experience to Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Netbooks

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - June 3, 2008) - Computex -- Xandros, Inc., the leading provider of custom OEM Linux solutions and next-generation Linux desktop and server products, and advanced cross-platform Windows-Linux management tools, today announced that it will deliver Moblin-based products designed to increase the battery life and energy efficiency of a new breed of simple, affordable Internet devices called 'netbooks' using Intel® Atom™ Processors. Xandros software will include technologies from Moblin.org, the open source community for developing media and Internet solutions for Internet-centric portable and embedded devices based on Intel Atom processors. With the success of the ASUS Eee PC and demand for netbooks burgeoning, Xandros decided to use Moblin.org technologies to take advantage of increased power savings, fast boot performance, and expanded Internet and media capabilities. Custom OEM netbooks using Moblin-based Xandros technology will go to market in the second half of 2008, delivering the rich user experience that customers are expecting on these platforms, plus a 25 percent boost in battery life.

"Bringing the Internet usage to simple, affordable mobile devices is an exciting and fast growing market," said Doug Fisher, Intel Vice President and General Manager, System Software Division. "Our work with the open source community via Moblin.org in optimizing the Linux stack for low power technologies of Intel® Atom™ Processor is extended to Xandros. We look forward to Moblin-based Xandros solutions delivering good Internet experiences on Intel® Atom™ Processor-based netbooks, while enjoying longer battery life."

"Linux has proven to be a solid and efficient platform for the Eee PC™, and with the introduction of Moblin technologies optimized for energy-efficient Intel® Atom™ processors, the experience only gets better," said Jerry Shen, CEO of ASUS. "We are delighted that Intel and Xandros are working together to optimize efficiencies, and look forward to passing them on to Eee PC™ users in the very near future."

"The Moblin software stack optimizations for Intel Atom processors, extending battery life and enhancing support for multimedia files, greatly increase our ability to satisfy the media-rich lifestyle of today's mobile users in a timely manner," said Andreas Typaldos, CEO of Xandros. "Working with ASUS on products like the ASUS Eee PC has demonstrated the huge potential market for Linux-based netbooks, and we are excited to present customized Moblin-based solutions for Intel Atom processors to this ultra-portable platform."

About Xandros

Xandros, Inc. is a leading provider of mixed-environment BridgeWays management tools and intuitive Linux solutions including SMB and enterprise servers, consumer and business desktops, custom OEM solutions, and mission-critical applications. Xandros subsidiary Scalix provides the premier e-mail, calendaring and messaging solutions based on open standards and open source. Xandros and Scalix foster Linux adoption with graphical products that leverage existing skill sets while providing seamless Windows-Linux interoperability. Xandros server and management tools feature workflow automation and centralized remote deployment and administration. The company is headquartered in New York with research and development facilities in Ottawa, Europe, and Mumbai, and sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.xandros.com.

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