|| ||Product Launch: Xandros Releases Digital Lifestyle Linux Desktop|
|| ||Tue, 20 Jun 2006 21:29:17 -0700|
Newsdesk LWN, finally Xandros Windows replacement version 4 is out, with a
new box, new features and a new name:
Xandros Releases Digital Lifestyle Linux Desktop
New Xandros Linux Desktop Home Edition (v4.0) Targets Home and Multimedia
Users with support for iPods, Cameras, E-mail, Web Browsing, Internet Calling
and More on Secure, Stable Linux Platform
NEW YORK, NY - Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux
alternatives to Windows desktop and server products, today announced a new
line of consumer desktop products targeting home and multimedia users:
Xandros Desktop Home Edition and Xandros Desktop Home Edition - Premium. The
new Windows and Mac alternatives, tailored to fit today's digital lifestyle,
are available now, at the suggested retail price of USD 39.99 and USD 79.99
Xandros Desktop Home Edition and Xandros Desktop Home Edition - Premium
provide a complete media experience on the secure, stable Xandros Linux
operating system (OS). The new products cover the digital home lifestyle
spectrum with music management, wireless networking, photo management,
Internet calling, DVD burning, iPod support, and more. Users can install
Xandros Desktop Home Edition on existing hardware and enjoy transparent
Windows compatibility, including the ability to work on the same files from
Linux and Windows, as well as use popular Windows software products, such as
Microsoft Office, or popular Linux software products, such OpenOffice.
"Xandros Desktop Home Edition fits the lifestyle of today's media-savvy
consumers, without the need for a costly hardware upgrade or worry about
security," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO.
A Complete Home Computing Experience
The new Xandros Desktop Home Editions combine the security and stability of
Linux with the user-friendliness of Windows and Mac OS X. Outstanding
features for the Digital Lifestyle include:
Web: Wireless network profiles quickly connect to favorite wireless networks
and hot-spots anywhere. Easily switch between wired and wireless networks,
and connect to school and corporate VPNs (Virtual Private Networks).
Music: Music Manager with iPod support to sync iPod and MP3 players. Import
and organize music, podcasts and audiobooks. Listen to playlists and
collections. Create MP3s and audio CDs.
Photos: Xandros Photo Manager to import photos from your digital camera.
View, edit and organize your albums. Post images online or print them at
Video: Realplayer support of popular media types, plus the Xine open source
video player to support most video formats and DVDs.
Telephone: Skype Internet calling, including bonus 30-minute SkypeOut
voucher to call regular phones.
Browser: Firefox tabbed web browsing with automatic blocking of pop-up ads.
E-mail: Thunderbird e-mail with intelligent spam filtering.
Ease of use: Xandros File Manager for access to local and remote resources,
drag-and-drop DVD burning, and more.
Updates: Xandros Networks for automatic updates plus single-click access to
free and commercial software.
Unrivaled Windows Compatibility and Migration Support
Xandros Desktop Home Editions provide unrivaled Windows compatibility,
including enhanced Windows-to-Linux migration support:
The first distribution to enable writing to NTFS partitions (the native file
system on Windows computers) from Linux, which allows users to work with the
same files from Linux and Windows.
Share printers and files on Windows networks.
Complete MS Office compatibility including the ability to create, read, and
write MS Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with
Run MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Quicken, and other popular Windows programs
using Codeweaver's CrossOver Office.
Automatically transfer Windows "personalities" to Xandros, including e-mail,
address books, music, photos, and settings.
Standards-based Stability with Added Security
Xandros Desktop Home Editions are based on Debian GNU/Linux for the ultimate
in stability, and are fully compliant with the latest LSB (Linux Standards
Based) 3.1 desktop specification for universal third-party support. The
secure Linux system is given an extra measure of protection with a built-in
Xandros Security Suite, including Xandros Anti-Virus, Firewall Control, and
System File Protector.
Pricing and Availability
The Xandros Desktop Home Edition and Xandros Desktop Home Edition - Premium
are available for purchase and download from www.xandros.com and resellers
worldwide at a suggested retail price of USD 39.99 and MSRP USD 79.99
respectively. Some of the features described are found only in Xandros Home
Edition - Premium. Localized versions in Spanish, Portuguese, German and
French will be available in Q4 of 2006. For complete product and purchase
details, please visit www.xandros.com.
Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York, offices in Frankfurt and
Mumbai, and research and development facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is
the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows. Its
Debian-based products range from standalone consumer desktops to end-to-end
enterprise desktop, server, and management solutions featuring workflow
automation and centralized, remote administration. Xandros pioneered low
cost, graphical operating systems that leverage existing skill sets and
provide seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks.
For more information, please visit www.xandros.com.
Xandros® is a registered trademark of Xandros Inc. All other trademarks
and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Media contact: Xenia von Wedel
Terpin Communications Group for Xandros
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