SOURCE: Xandros, Inc.

June 08, 2005 08:00 ET

Xandros Releases Business Desktop Version 3.0 to Complete Windows Desktop Alternative

"Enterprise Linux Challenge" with Free Samples* of Instant Replacement for Windows Business Desktops

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 8, 2005 -- Xandros, the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, today announced that it is shipping Version 3 of the Xandros Business Desktop Operating System (OS). The new business desktop provides seamless compatibility with the latest Windows servers, including domain authentication support, logon scripts, and group policy profiles. Xandros Business Desktop is available now for purchase in retail stores and from the Xandros web site for a list price of USD $129.95.

"We are constantly being asked when the Linux desktop will be ready for enterprise use, and my answer is, 'Now!'" said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "As a special limited-time offer, Xandros will send a free sample of the new business desktop OS to qualified enterprises seeking a secure, plug-in replacement for their costly Windows desktops so they can see for themselves."

"I put Xandros Business Edition on my office, home and laptop computers, not because I'm anti-Microsoft or anti-any-other-operating-system. I am going to put Xandros Business Edition on my computers and recommend it to others because it's better than any OS I've seen to date," said Alton Jones, Technology Development Administrator for Comtech. "It downloads clean, it's fast and it works."

Full Windows Server Compatibility

Version 3 of the Xandros Business Desktop is compatible with the latest Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1, providing a secure, stable alternative to costly Windows desktops. Xandros Business Desktop provides seamless integration into your 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
--  And more
Complete Windows Desktop Replacement

The Xandros Business Desktop provides a complete Windows desktop alternative at a fraction of the cost, including free Skype calling worldwide and the full-featured Star Office suite 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 Xandros Business Desktop 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 product details please visit

* IT managers, please visit the Xandros "Enterprise Linux Challenge" ( to find out how you can receive a free licensed copy of Xandros Business Desktop to evaluate for your organization.

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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