Linux Distributor Interactive Ideas To Deliver Xandros' End-to-End Windows Alternatives To UK
New Agreement Launches UK VAR And Retail Channel Push For Easy-to-Use Linux Solutions
Sep. 16, 2006 03:00 AM
Xandros announced that it has teamed up with Interactive Ideas, a Linux distributor, to deliver the Xandros line of Linux desktop and server solutions to major resellers, system integrators and retail channels in the United Kingdom. This strategic move positions the award winning Xandros desktop and server products as the secure, easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows in the UK market.
"I see a bright future for Xandros in the UK. We have seen a steady growth in the UK market for Linux servers, and with the approach of Windows Vista, both users and resellers are beginning to understand the tremendous value and opportunity that the Linux desktop presents as well, so the timing couldn't be better," said Mike Trup, Interactive Ideas Managing Director. "While everyone is sold on Linux stability and security, a principal deterrent to its widespread adoption has been the perceived difficulty of installation and use. Even cursory hands-on experience with Xandros desktops and servers completely changes that perception, and when you factor in their outstanding Windows compatibility, it is readily apparent that Xandros provides the easiest transition to Linux to date.
"The UK is vital to our overseas expansion, and with the experienced leadership of Interactive Ideas behind us, our award-winning desktops and servers can quickly penetrate the UK market as we build a strong network of retail stores and system integrators," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "Interactive brings a profound knowledge of the market for Linux and open source, together with an enthusiastic embrace of the Xandros vision that will assure our channel success."
Xandros provides a full line of easy-to-use desktop operating systems that work right out of the box and offer unrivaled compatibility with Microsoft Windows. Xandros Desktop OS assures rock-solid stability and security, along with the freedom that an open environment provides. Xandros recently launched the first Linux server to provide a powerful platform for enterprise administrators and SMBs with little or no Linux experience.