SOURCE: Xandros, Inc.

March 05, 2008 08:00 ET

Xandros and opsi Team Up to Create Productivity Booster for Windows Workstation Maintenance

Low-Cost Turnkey Solution for Windows Deployment and Updates to Preview at CeBit in Hanover

HANOVER, GERMANY--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - (CeBIT) -- Xandros, the leading provider of intuitive Linux solutions and mixed-environment management tools, and opsi, a leading provider of Linux-based tools for the maintenance of Windows workstations, today announced the preview of opsi4xandros at CeBIT in Hanover. The all-in-one turnkey solution enables Windows system administrators with no Linux experience to deploy and maintain Windows service packs and security updates on client PCs, and signature file updates for anti-virus software. The new solution also maintains centralized hardware and software inventories.

"The beauty of merging Xandros Server with our opsi tools is that it provides a foolproof turnkey solution that dramatically reduces administrative costs," said Detlef Oertel, CEO of uib GmbH and sponsor of the opsi project. "It will enable us to offer a fool-proof, low-cost deployment solution to many businesses that would not have considered using a Windows alternative to maintain their workstations."

"The opsi tools for managing Windows desktops will fill a critical niche in our cross-platform management portfolio, especially for SMBs with mixed desktop environments," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "Their integration into the Xandros Server management console provides an unbeatable one-two deployment punch."

Showcased at CeBIT Hanover

The opsi4xandros preview will be showcased at the uib stand, CeBIT Hanover, March 4-9, Hall/Halle 5, Linuxpark, Booth/Stand G47. Commercial release of opsi4xandros is slated for the second quarter of 2008.

For complete details on the opsi4xandros desktop management system, please visit or the project web site at

About uib gmbh and opsi

uib gmbh, the developer and maintainer of opsi is an open source oriented IT-service management company in Mainz, Germany. opsi, in production use for 10 years, is an open source project that provides a tool for remotely installing operating systems and deploying software. opsi4xandros is a special edition of opsi available from uib in combination with a support and maintenance contract.

About Xandros

Xandros, Inc. is the leading provider of intuitive, end-to-end Linux solutions, including consumer and business desktops, SMB and enterprise servers, mixed-environment management tools, and mission-critical applications. Xandros pioneered low cost, graphical operating systems that leverage existing skill sets and provide seamless Windows-Linux interoperability. Its servers and management tools feature 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

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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