Updated Xandros app aims at 'desktop-driven businesses'

Xandros Inc. has just announced the release of version 2.5 of the Xandros Desktop OS.

Maintaining its strong user focus and a concern for compatibility with legacy systems, Xandros Desktop 2.5 now offers an upgraded CrossOver Office 3.0.1., supporting Lotus Notes 6.5.1, Microsoft Project 2000/2002, and Microsoft Outlook XP.

Current Xandros Desktop OS users can perform a single-click upgrade of CrossOver Office with Xandros Networks, the company says.

Windows compatability has been upgraded: the 2.5 upgrade to the Deluxe and Business versions of the Xandros Desktop OS includes a special Xandros edition of CrossOver Office 3.0.1 to run Microsoft Office and other key Windows software.

All versions of the Xandros Desktop OS now include Linux kernel 2.4.24 and version 1.6 of the Mozilla communications suite.

"The Xandros Desktop OS excels in seamless network integration and cross-platform compatibility," said Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, Xandros chairman and CTO. "The enhanced CrossOver Office capabilities in version 2.5 make it easier than ever for desktop-driven businesses such as financial or insurance firms to migrate to Linux. Xandros has transformed the Linux desktop from a visionary future to a prudent reality for corporate IT planners," he added.

Xandros, founded in 2001, is headquartered in New York, with R & D facilities in Ottowa, Canada.

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