Xandros Desktop - Professional Released

Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, today announced the addition of "Xandros Desktop - Professional," featuring advanced 3D desktop graphics effects, Bluetooth wireless support, desktop search and ISV support. This version 4 desktop for the enterprise provides seamless compatibility with Windows, Linux and UNIX networks including Windows domain authentication, plus support for logon scripts, group policy profiles and Microsoft Exchange. Xandros Desktop - Professional is available for immediate purchase and download from the Xandros Web site for a list price of USD 99.99.

"Adding a Xandros Desktop Pro PC to a Windows or Linux network was a breeze -- we were up and running in the blink of an eye," said Erwin Zijleman, IT specialist with the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Econnomic Policy Analysis. "I tried using Xandros as a thin client with Citrix-servers -- and it works! Even taking over other PCs in the Windows network works. I say, if you want a better looking and better performing network client, forget about Windows Vista, give Xandros Desktop Professional a try."

"As Linux solutions such as Xandros Desktop - Professional continue to make inroads in the enterprise as Windows replacements, organizations face increased complexity of managing disparate systems in mixed Windows and Linux networks," said Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos. "Today most companies utilize a silo-based approach by managing Windows and various Linux versions separately, each with their own administrators and toolsets. Xandros' vision is to empower organizations to manage their mixed environments holistically by providing tools that deliver seamless integration and simplify the day to day management of the mixed network environment as if it were actually homogeneous. Our new desktop release does just that with its enhanced network integration, Windows application and file compatibility and mass-deployment capabilities using the Xandros Deployment Server."

Full Windows Network Compatibility
Xandros Desktop - Professional is compatible with Windows servers, providing a secure, stable alternative to costly Windows desktop upgrades. Seamless integration into existing Windows-centric networks is provided through support of domain authentication, logon scripts, and group policy profiles. Enterprise-class features include:

-Seamless access to shared Windows folders and printers
-The ability to write to Windows NTFS partitions
-Seamless Microsoft Exchange connectivity
-Support for third-generation HSDPA UMTS (3GSM) and mobile telecommunications
-Xandros Network Connection System for wired, wireless, mobile and VPN network connections and security profiles
-Thin clients and terminal emulation
-Dual-Core, SMP and Hyper-Threading support
-Ready for mass deployment in enterprise settings via xDMS, Xandros Deployment and Management Server

Complete Windows Desktop Replacement
Xandros Desktop - Professional provides a complete Windows desktop alternative at a fraction of the cost, including free Skype calling worldwide and a full featured Microsoft Office compatible productivity suite. The latest version of CrossOver Linux enables users to run Microsoft Office 2003 and many other important Windows programs directly on Xandros. The Xandros Security Suite, home folder encryptions and secure VPN connections build on the already secure Linux platform to ensure enterprise-class protection of critical company and customer information. Usability features such as a familiar interface with an optional 3D desktop, drag-and-drop data DVD burning, and rapid search of documents and other files provide a "zero learning curve" for users transitioning from Windows to Linux.

Compliant with Industry Standards
Xandros Desktop - Professional incorporates the latest industry standards including the Linux Standards Base (LSB) 3.1 and the OASIS OpenDocument format for global file compatibility. Integrated Portland 1.0 tools address the diverse needs of business clients by enabling third party software developers to integrate their applications regardless of the desktop deployed.

Xandros Desktop - Professional is priced at USD 99.99. A German version of the product will be announced shortly. For complete desktop, server, and management tool product and purchase details, please visit www.xandros.com.