SOURCE: Xandros, Inc.

March 08, 2006 08:01 ET

Xandros Delivers Easy-to-Use Linux Desktop Alternative Through Online Retail Giant TigerDirect

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2006 -- Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, today announced that computer online retail giant now sells the Xandros line of secure, stable, Linux desktop systems. TigerDirect's move to Xandros Linux comes in response to growing customer requests for low cost, easy-to-use alternatives to Microsoft Windows that provide the enhanced security required for today's online computing experience.

"An increasing number of customers are asking about Linux desktop alternatives, especially as more and more computing is done on line where security concerns are uppermost," said Russell Strunk, EVP of Marketing for TigerDirect. "When we examined the options, Xandros products stood out in terms of ease of installation and use, their full-featured application set, and, above all, the simple migration path they provide."

"TigerDirect is among the most knowledgeable retailers on the Web, so when they decide to carry Xandros products it's a sure sign that desktop Linux is gaining ground," said Andy Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "Our strong focus on the end user experience makes us a perfect fit for mainstream customers looking for a comparable experience to Windows at a fraction of the cost, and without any of the accompanying headaches."

Full-Featured Microsoft Windows Alternative

The Xandros line of desktop Linux products provide full-featured alternatives to the forthcoming Windows Vista. Outstanding features* include:

--  Easy four-step graphical install
--  Drag-and-drop data DVD burning
--  A complete office suite supporting MS Office and new OpenDoc formats
--  Seamless file sharing on Windows networks
--  Ximian Evolution, an easy-to-use alternative to Microsoft Outlook
--  Firefox web browsing
With built-in Xandros Anti-Virus, the Xandros Firewall Wizard, encrypted home folders, and secure access to virtual private networks, the Xandros Desktop OS effectively eliminates many of the security issues associated with Windows.

* Features vary by product. For complete product details please visit

About Xandros

Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows targeting home and enterprise markets. Xandros pioneered low-cost operating systems with all-graphical desktops, servers, and management tools that provide seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information, please visit

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. 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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