NEW YORK, NY & SANTA BARBARA, CA - June 15, 2006 - Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, has teamed up with Versora, a leading provider of Windows to Linux migration solutions, to easily transfer Windows users' desktop “personalities” to the new Xandros Desktop. Designed to enhance the consumers digital life, the new Xandros Desktop will ship with Versora Progression Desktop, allowing users to bring along all of their settings, data and files including e-mail, photos and music when moving from Windows to Xandros. In only a few simple steps, Versora for Xandros will map and copy user specified Windows data to the appropriate locations within their new Xandros Desktop installation.
“Versora Progression Desktop puts the icing on the cake - our new Xandros Desktop gives home users a complete digital experience in a familiar graphical environment,” said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. “While it's great to be fully compatible with Microsoft Windows programs and networks, many users want to move from Windows to Xandros for good, and Versora makes quick work of what used to be a time consuming and rather technical task. Thanks to Versora, Windows users can now switch to the secure, stable Xandros platform without missing a beat.”
“Xandros is a leader in making the security and stability of Linux accessible to the non-technical user, and we are delighted that Xandros has selected our Versora Progression Desktop as their migration solution,” said Versora CEO Mike Sheffey. “Xandros is already attracting many Windows users with their seamless compatibility and ease of use, and we are ready to help them expand the market with the latest Xandros release.”
Transferring the Windows Desktop “Personality” to Xandros
Progression Desktop allows users to transfer their entire Windows desktop “personality” to the Xandros platform in an automated fashion. Files and settings for screen savers, wallpaper, sounds, keyboards & mice, e-mail, web browsing, instant messaging, word processing, and more are quickly moved across operating systems and applications to ensure a seamless transition to the Xandros Desktop.
Pricing and Availability
Features, pricing, and availability of the new Xandros Desktop will be announced shortly. Versora Progression Desktop for Xandros will be included with the fully featured version of the new Xandros Desktop and will be available for other versions through the Xandros Networks update service and store. For future 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.
Versora is a leading provider of Windows to Linux migration solutions. Versora offers software and professional services that enable and accelerate enterprise Linux adoption. Solutions that Versora offer include Linux mail and collaboration migration from Microsoft Exchange servers, Linux database migration from Microsoft SQL servers, Apache web server migration from Microsoft IIS web servers, and Windows to Linux desktop migration. For more information about Versora, visit www.versora.com."