Xandros Delivers New Business Desktop with Complete Windows Server Compatibility

March 15 -- Today Xandros is shipping the Xandros Business Desktop and Operating System (OS). Part of a new line of Xandros business solutions designed to meet the demanding needs of enterprise customers, Xandros Business Desktop is first in the Linux market to deliver seamless compatibility with Windows Active Directory servers and Primary Domain Controllers, providing a secure, plug-in replacement of costly Windows desktops.

"Our extensive cross-platform networking and program compatibilities enable desktop-driven businesses such as financial or insurance firms to easily migrate to Linux," said Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, Xandros Chairman and CTO. "The Xandros Business Desktop enhances our industry-leading technology with new features our clients have been asking for. The response from our pilot installations has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic."

Unmatched Enterprise Features

The Xandros Business Desktop OS comes standard with a long list of enterprise-class features, including:

  • Authentication against Windows Primary Domain Controllers (PDC) and Active Directory servers

  • Execution of domain controller user profile & group policy logon scripts

  • Running MS Office and other key Windows programs

  • StarOffice 7 with full commercial support

  • Seamlessly sharing files on Windows networks

  • Thin clients and terminal emulation

  • SMP and Hyper-Threading support

  • Single-click updates via Xandros Networks

The Xandros graphical environment provides unrivaled ease of use, including drag-and drop CD burning in Xandros File Manager. The StarOffice suite provides compatibility with Microsoft features and files. Xandros File Manager makes it easy to drag and drop files, manage folders and archives, access local partitions, share network resources, set up printers, and perform numerous other tasks. Multiple virtual desktops make it easy to organize open applications and switch among desktop tasks.

The preview version of the Xandros Business Desktop received the coveted "Best Front Office Solution" award at the LinuxWorld Expo in New York City in January 2004. The Xandros Business Desktop is now available directly from Xandros at http://www.xandros.com/products/shopping, as well as from software resellers. The recommended retail price is US $129 or US $495 for a 5-pack (one box - 5 licenses). Larger volume discounts and upgrade pricing for existing Xandros users are also available.