March 1, 2006

Win4Lin announces major upgrade to desktop product

Sharon Smith writes "Company’s Products run Windows Desktop and Applications on Linux at Near-Native Speed.

AUSTIN, TX – Win4Lin, the leading purveyor of desktop and enterprise Windows-on-Linux solutions announced today a major performance and functionality upgrade to their Win4Lin Pro Desktop™ product.

Included in this release, Win4Lin Pro Desktop 2.6, are:

· Major virtualization performance improvements - most applications now run at/or above native speed. The performance improvements greatly improve the Windows XP experience.· Sound playback and recording for both Windows 2000 and Windows XP guests is now available· Improved networking performance

"For all of the hundred-thousands of Win4Lin users who have been waiting for us to equal our unparalleled Win4Lin 9x product with a Windows 2000/XP sequel, the wait is over", said Jim Curtin, president and CEO. "We appreciate all of our supporters and the many thousands of people who have bought Win4Lin Pro over the past year and helped us to make it what it is today. Win4Lin is the perfect solution for any organization looking to have a balanced desktop portfolio, or a credible alternative, in a market effectively dominated by a single vendor. Now that virtually any legacy Windows XP application can be run on Linux with Win4Lin Pro, without the need for porting, re-writes or quirky behavior, Linux desktops finally make sense for the enterprise and the SMB user."

"This release encompasses the fastest and most advanced Windows-on-Linux virtualization technology currently available,” said Leo Reiter, Win4Lin CTO. “Our soon-to-be-released Win4Lin Pro Terminal Server product will share this same code base.”

Win4Lin Desktop Solutions allow organizations and individuals to complete their migration from Windows to Linux by allowing critical Windows applications to continue to run using the Win4Lin Windows-on-Linux virtual computing environment (VCE).

Pricing and Availability Win4Lin Pro 2.6 is available for new users for $89.99. Existing Win4Lin Pro users can download Version 2.6 at no charge.

To buy Win4Lin Pro 2.6 now, please visit Note: This release supports only x86 32-bit processors. A release for 64-bit x86_64 will be available shortly.

Existing users of Win4Lin Pro, please visit to download version 2.6.

Win4Lin Product Family

Other products in the Win4Lin product family include Win4Lin 9X™ Desktop, Win4Lin 9x Terminal Server™ and Win4Lin Pro Terminal Server. Win4Lin 9X Desktop provides migration support for enterprise users moving from Windows to Linux by allowing the execution of applications that cannot be ported to Linux (i.e. missing source code, too expensive) with full support for networked environments. Win4Lin 9x Terminal Server and Win4Lin Pro Terminal Server are the company’s SMB and enterprise solutions for delivering Windows applications on thin clients via a Linux server.

About Win4Lin

Win4Lin is a leader in technology for creating Windows-on-Linux virtualization solutions. With Win4Lin Virtual Computing Environment (VCE), the company supplies Fortune 500 enterprises, educational institutions, SMB and desktop users with solutions that allow them to run the Windows desktop and Windows applications on Linux in true Windows sessions.

For more information about Win4Lin and its products please visit

Win4Lin, Win4Lin Pro Desktop, Win4Lin 9X Desktop and Win4Lin 9X Terminal Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Win4Lin, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners."


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