|| ||"Xenia von Wedel" <xvonwedel-AT-terpin.com>|
|| ||XANDROS ANNOUNCES DESKTOP 2.0 LINUX OS|
|| ||Tue, 11 Nov 2003 21:29:38 -0800|
Xandros Desktop 2.0 Customized Operating System Delivers Elegant, Easy to
Use Desktop that Rivals Windows XP and Mac OS X
NEW YORK, NY- November 12th, 2003 - Xandros, Inc., the leading developer of
innovative Linux solutions for the desktop market, today announced the
release of the of Xandros Desktop 2.0. With a strong user focus, Xandros
Desktop 2.0 offers an intuitive, elegant, graphical environment that's easy
to use, and installs with 4 clicks of a mouse. Based on Debian Linux 4.0 and
a Xandros-enhanced KDE 3.1.4, Xandros Desktop 2.0 provides seamless
compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs, including MS office and MS
networks. Linux-based, Xandros Desktop assures stability and security, along
with the freedom that an open environment provides.
"Let's face it, most users are fed up with viruses, worms and the
installation of patches. For the first time there is a real alternative, a
new desktop for the masses. You work with Xandros just like the 'other'
desktop, only better," commented Andy Typaldos, CEO of Xandros Inc. "Whether
you're at home, school, or at work you'll find that Xandros Desktop OS is
just what you need to share files, write a report, surf the Internet, listen
to music, play games, or do almost anything else. Xandros 2.0 has unmatched
compatibility with Windows. Even PC users, who never heard of Linux before,
can easily install and use this desktop. It is simple, secure and invites
users to migrate from Windows to Linux in a heartbeat."
Key features include a four-click install with automatic disk partitioning
and drag-and-drop CD burning within Xandros File Manager. Users of the
Deluxe Edition also have the option to run Microsoft Office and other key
Windows programs. Both Standard and Deluxe editions seamlessly share files
and resources on Windows networks and offer single-click access to a huge
inventory of free Linux software.
Xandros Desktop 2.0 offers speedy, stable, standards-compliant browsing with
the ability to surf multiple web sites in one tabbed window. The easy-to-use
mail reader comes with automatic spam filtering and the ability to turn off
annoying pop-up ads and banners. The versatile instant messenger lets users
chat with others on MSN, Yahoo, AOL, ICQ, and IRC. The weather, news, and
dictionary definition lookup can be added to the user's desktop panel.
The full-featured OpenOffice.org 1.1 suite handles Microsoft Office
documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The word processor comes with a
full set of tools including a spell-checker, thesaurus, auto correct,
document review. The spreadsheet program is compatible with Microsoft Excel.
The Publisher-compatible presentations program can export dynamic web shows
to Macromedia Flash. The Deluxe edition of this sleek desktop solution also
allows running Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Macromedia Dreamweaver
and other key Windows programs.
The built-in Xandros Disc Burner let users write music or data CDs directly
from Xandros File Manager. It's simple to copy CD's, perform drag-and-drop
backups, or convert audio CD tracks to WAV, Ogg, or MP3s. Xandros Desktop
2.0 easily connects to hundreds of digital cameras and records sounds from
any microphone or stereo. The ability to play MPEG movies, Macromedia Flash
movies and streaming video, streaming audio, MP3, WAV, MIDI and other audio
files completes this multimedia extravaganza.
In Stores December 9th
Xandros Desktop 2.0 will be available directly from Xandros online December
9th at www.xandros.com as well as from software retailers. The recommended
retail price for the Standard Edition, including 30 days of e-mail support,
is USD $39.00.
The Deluxe Edition of Xandros Desktop OS carries a suggested retail price of
USD $89.00. It includes a special Xandros version of CrossOver Office 2.1
that allows users to run Microsoft Office and other key Windows software,
and CrossOver Plugin to expand their Linux web browsing experience. It also
provides the ability to allocate install space from a Windows XP (NTFS)
partition, a 350-page user guide (boxed version only), a second disc with
bonus applications, games, and tools, and 60 days of e-mail support.
Current registered users of the Standard Edition of Xandros Desktop OS 1.x
can upgrade to the 2.0 Standard Edition for USD $ 24.99 or to the 2.0 Deluxe
Edition for USD $69.00. Current registered users of the Deluxe Edition of
Xandros Desktop OS 1.x can upgrade to the 2.0 Standard Edition for USD $
24.99 or to the 2.0 Deluxe Edition for USD $45.00.
A 30-day trial version of the Standard Edition of Xandros Desktop 2.0 will
be available for download at www.xandros.com. The retail Standard and Deluxe
editions are also available for download.
If you would like to speak to Xandros executives about how they are going to
win the desktop and server market and this new announcement, please contact
Xenia at xvonwedel-AT-terpin.com
Thanks and regards,
Xenia von Wedel for Global Hauri
Sr. AE - TERPIN COMMUNICATIONS
xvonwedel-AT-terpin.com (650) 563-9130
Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development
facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading developer of easy-to-use
desktop Linux solutions targeting home and enterprise markets. Xandros
Desktop OS is a low-cost alternative operating system that is simple to
install and use. It also provides seamless compatibility with Microsoft
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