SOURCE: Xandros Inc.

June 15, 2005 08:00 ET

Xandros Desktop OS Soon in German and French

French and German Beta Testers Wanted for Finishing Touches on Localized Versions of Windows Desktop Alternative

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 15, 2005 -- Xandros, the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, today announced upcoming localized editions of the Xandros Desktop OS (Operating System). Created in response to pent-up demand, the French and German editions are slated for release in the fall of 2005. German and French beta testers* are needed to help put the finishing touches on the Windows desktop alternative.

"We have received many requests from individuals and enterprises for localized versions of Xandros products," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "Europe is leading the way to Linux adoption in business and government, so it presents an exciting growth opportunity that we're anxious to exploit."

Full Windows Server Compatibility

German and French editions of the Xandros Desktop OS will have all the features of their English counterparts, providing a secure, stable alternative to costly Windows desktops. Products include a Business Edition which seamlessly integrates into Windows-centric networks with domain authentication support for Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 servers, logon scripts, and group policy profiles. Other enterprise-class features include:

--  Speedy performance on large Windows networks
--  Seamless Microsoft Exchange connectivity
--  Latest wireless network card support including Intel Centrino, 802.11g
    speed with WPA configuration
--  Xandros Click-N-Connect wireless network AP (Access Point) finder
--  Thin clients and terminal emulation
--  SMP and Hyper-Threading support
Complete Windows Desktop Replacement

The Xandros Desktop OS provides a complete Windows desktop alternative at a fraction of the cost, including free Skype calling worldwide and full-featured office suites compatible with Microsoft Office files. Xandros Anti-Virus, the Xandros Firewall Wizard, encrypted home folders, and secure access to virtual private networks eliminate many of the security issues associated with Windows. Usability features include a familiar graphical interface and drag and drop DVD burning, making the migration from Windows to Linux simple and easy.

The Business Edition also provides the ability to install and run many popular Windows programs, plus support for mass desktop deployment in networked environments through use of the Xandros Desktop Management Server (xDMS). For complete details of all Xandros products please visit

*If you wish to become a beta tester for the German or French editions, please visit the Xandros beta signup page ( for details.

About Xandros

Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows targeting home and enterprise markets. Xandros pioneered a low-cost alternative operating system that provides seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information please visit

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