SOURCE: Xandros Inc.

March 09, 2006 02:00 ET

Xandros Launches First-Ever Linux Alternative to Windows With Third Generation Wireless Support

Now Available to the German Market, a Complete Deutsche Version Desktop OS Business Edition With Support for High Speed UMTS

HANOVER, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 9, 2006 -- (CeBIT) -- Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, today released the Xandros Desktop OS 3.1 Deutsche Version Business Edition, the first Linux distribution with third generation wireless support. The new German Business edition provides a complete Linux alternative to Windows business desktops including support for the high speed universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) and authentication against Windows Primary Domain Controllers (PDC) and Active Directory servers. The company will be showcasing the product at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany this week in Hall 5 Stand F 58/1.

"Third generation mobile communications is taking off in Germany and many of our customers have access to the service," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "Keeping up with the changing trends and increasing demands, we are pleased to announce UMTS support as another Xandros 'first.'"

Complete Business Desktop Replacement

Xandros Desktop OS 3.1 Deutsche Version Business Edition provides a complete desktop alternative to the forthcoming Windows Vista at a fraction of the cost. Outstanding features include:

-- High speed Internet access anywhere, anytime through 3rd generation
   mobile UMTS support
-- Run Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and many other Windows
-- StarOffice support for MS Office and new OpenDoc formats
-- Drag-and-drop DVD burning
-- Seamless file and print sharing on Windows networks
-- Xandros Network access to one of the largest inventories of
   free Linux software
-- FireFox web browsing
With built-in Xandros Anti-Virus, the Xandros Firewall Wizard, encrypted home folders, and secure access to virtual private networks, the German Business edition of the Xandros Desktop OS effectively eliminates many of the security issues associated with Windows.

Ready for Enterprise Deployment

Xandros Desktop OS 3.1 Deutsche Version Business Edition comes enabled for mass deployment by the all-graphical xDMS, the Xandros Deployment & Management Server that slashes the administrative costs associated with managing enterprise desktops. The graphical xDMS environment enables administrators to easily deploy thousands of Linux desktops. They can then add, update, and remove applications, schedule maintenance, monitor jobs, and perform many other tasks using powerful remote management tools.

Xandros at CeBIT Hanover

The new German Business desktop will be showcased at Xandros Stand F 58/1 at CeBIT Hanover Hall 5, March 9 - 15, 2006. Xandros staff will also demonstrate xDMS deployment and preview the new Xandros Server to be released in 2006.

For complete details on the German Business desktop, including mass deployment solutions utilizing xDMS, 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.

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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