Easy Linux migration with Xandros Pro

By   |  November 28, 2006

Xandros today announced the addition of Xandros Desktop – Professional, a new plug and play desktop product that has been designed to work in any Microsoft/ Linux mixed environment. Xandros has made a name for itself as a user friendly alternative to Windows and with this version 4 desktop, it promises seamless compatibility with Windows, Linux and UNIX networks.

Compatibility features include Windows domain authentication, support for logon scripts, group policy profiles and Microsoft Exchange. Other desktop features include 3D desktop graphics effects, Bluetooth wireless support, desktop search and ISV support.

“As Linux solutions such as Xandros Desktop – Professional continue to make inroads in the enterprise as Windows replacements, organisations face increased complexity of managing disparate systems in mixed Windows and Linux networks,” said Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos.

“Today most companies utilise a silo-based approach by managing Windows and various Linux versions separately, each with their own administrators and toolsets. Xandros’ vision is to empower organisations 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.”

With its 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, Xandros believes it provides a “zero learning curve” for users migrating from Windows to Linux.

Providing a complete Windows desktop alternative, the new version includes 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 Windows programs directly on Xandros. The Xandros Security Suite, home folder encryptions and secure VPN connections build on the Linux platform to ensure enterprise-class protection of information.

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 enable third party software developers to integrate their applications regardless of the desktop deployed.

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

Xandros Desktop – Professional is available for purchase and download from the Xandros Website for $99.99. For complete desktop, server, and management tool product and purchase details, visit http://www.xandros.com.

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