Freely-distributable Xandros Desktop Operating System Provides Windows Replacement

NEW YORK, NY -June 14 Xandros, a leading developer of Linux solutions, announced the release of an Open Circulation Edition of the Xandros Desktop Operating System (OS). The Xandros Open Circulation OS can be downloaded at no charge from the Xandros Web site. Individuals can install the software for their personal use and pass it on to their friends through download mirror sites or by copying the installation CD.

"We want the Open Circulation version of the Xandros desktop to replicate like a virus," said Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, Xandros Chairman and CTO. "Open computing is coming of age, and every desktop user should know that there's a full-featured Windows alternative out there, and they're going to love it!"

"Many desktop users who toy with the idea of ditching Microsoft are not aware that switching to Linux means getting the best of both worlds," adds Ming Poon, Xandros VP for software development. "They have a more stable OS, free of all the Windows viruses out there, and can still access all their Windows files and office documents. They also find out that the Xandros File Manager has an integrated CD Writer that is even simpler to use and yet more powerful than the one that comes with XP. "

The Open Circulation Edition of the Xandros Desktop OS provides a secure, stable Windows replacement with all the features the great majority of users need, including an office suite, Web browsing, e-mail, and multimedia facilities. Other outstanding Xandros benefits include:

  • Four-click install with automatic disk partitioning

  • Dual-boot installation with Windows XP

  • Industry-leading hardware detection and configuration

  • Drag-and-drop CD burning in Xandros File Manager

  • Seamless file and print sharing on Windows networks

Open Circulation Edition users have full access to user forums, free software updates through Xandros Networks, and single-click access to a huge inventory of free Linux software. Web browsing and e-mail is provided by a Xandros-edition of Opera 7.50.

The Open Circulation license is strictly for non-commercial use and e-mail installation support is not included. For further Open Circulation desktop details and download links, please visit the Xandros Web site at