Xandros Launches Sales of Easy-to-Use Linux Products in Europe via Avanquest
Xandros Introduced to More Than 2000 German-Speaking Retailers and Resellers
Mar. 10, 2006 01:00 AM
Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, and Avanquest, a global developer and publisher of best-selling personal and professional software, has announced an agreement to deliver the Xandros line of easy-to-use desktop and server products to retailers, resellers and distributors throughout Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
The Xandros desktop product offerings, through major retail chains including Media Markt, Saturn, Karstadt, and Kaufhof, are a major breakthrough in the German-speaking markets. In addition to Xandros product availability to retail consumers the distribution agreement also delivers the Xandros German language desktops and servers to leading distributors, system integrators (SIs), and Value Added Resellers (VARs).
"We are extremely pleased to be working with Xandros. Xandros is clearly a rising star on the Linux market, and together with Avanquest's excellent sales and marketing organization, we look forward to creating a great success story," said Andy Goldstein, Avanquest Executive Director. "Especially with the pending release of the Vista operating system, we see a tremendous growth potential for the Xandros product line."
"Our localized version of the Xandros Desktop OS has been well-received by the German press, and with Avanquest's tremendous distribution resources behind us, Xandros is breaking open the retail market for easy-to-use Linux products," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "The value of open source alternatives is already well-established in the German-speaking market, and we expect an enthusiastic response for our secure, stable, low-cost alternatives to Windows desktops and servers."
Xandros provides a full line of easy-to-use desktop operating systems designed with Windows users in mind. Outstanding features include:
-- Run Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and other leading Windows
-- Full-featured office suite supporting MS Office and new OpenDoc
-- Drag-and-drop DVD burning
-- Seamless file and print sharing on Windows networks
-- Access to one of the largest inventories of free Linux software
-- FireFox web browsing
With built-in Xandros Anti-Virus, the Xandros Firewall Wizard, encrypted home folders, and secure access to virtual private networks, the Xandros Desktop OS effectively eliminates many of the security issues associated with Windows.
The forthcoming Xandros Server combines a powerful array of Linux-based server facilities with easy-to-use remote, graphical management tools. It is compatible with existing Windows domain and networking infrastructures, offering a low risk, plug-and-play alternative to costly Windows servers.