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Xandros Alliance with NoMachine Advances Thin Client Computing
2005-11-11 by: Sarah Dryell

New York, NY and ROME, ITALY - Xandros, the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, and NoMachine, the makers of NX Linux Terminal Server remote access and management software, today announced a far reaching technology alliance to advance thin client computing on the Linux platform. A certified NoMachine NX Client will be included in the first German edition of the Xandros Desktop OS, which will debut on November 15 at the Frankfurt LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Furthermore, an easy-to-use Xandros/NX server bundle is in joint development, enabling users to access a wide range of applications running on the Linux platform.

"For enterprises migrating to Linux, Xandros is the perfect vehicle because of the easy-to-use nature of its products and its efficient integration with legacy computing environments,” said Gian Filippo Pinzari, NoMachine founder and
CEO.  “Together we can deliver secure, stable, open alternatives to the traditionalfat-client proprietary approach that raise productivity, while dramatically loweringmaintenance and licensing costs. For enterprises looking for open networking and remoteaccess solutions, Xandros and NoMachine together provide a scalable, reliable andaffordable solution with a  clear migration path that requires minimal installation, support and retraining.”

"Enterprise thin-client desktop deployments are expected to double over the next threeyears. Our engineers examined several thin client alternatives and found that NoMachineNX provides a solid suite of open source and commercial tools that deliver lightningperformance and make remote access as simple as browsing the web,” said Andreas Typaldos,Xandros CEO. “We are especially excited to be delivering the NX Client with the XandrosDesktop OS, since NoMachine has an impressive list of clients, including Google, HP,
IBM, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US Navy, Yale University, Harvard University, StanfordUniversity, and the University of California-Berkeley.”

Complete Microsoft Windows Alternative

The  Xandros Desktop OS 3.1 “Deutsche Version” provides a complete Windows desktopalternative at a fraction of the cost. Outstanding features include:

  • Drag-and-drop DVD burning
  • Seamless file and print sharing on Windows networks
  • Support both MS Office and new OpenDoc formats in 2.0
  • Automatic alerts to software updates
  • Access to one of the largest inventories of free Linux software
  • Free Skype-to-Skype worldwide calling
  • FireFox web browsing
  • Thunderbird e-mail client
  • Latest wireless network card support including Intel Centrino, 802.11g speedwith WPA configuration
  • Xandros Click-N-Connect wireless network AP (Access Point) finder

Xandros Anti-Virus, the Xandros Firewall Wizard, encrypted home folders, and secureaccess to virtual private networks eliminate many of the security issues associated with Windows.

Comprehensive Remote Access Solution

NoMachine NX is a terminal server and remote access solution based on enterprise-class opensource technologies utilizing the X-Window system. Thanks to the outstanding compression, session resilience and resource management, combined with powerful audio, printing and resource sharing capabilities, NoMachine NX makes it possible to run any graphical applicatio on any operatingsystem across any network connection as if you were sitting in front of your computer.

Debut at Frankfurt LinuxWorld

The Xandros Desktop OS 3.1 “Deutsche Version,” incorporating the NoMachine NX Client, will debut at Xandros booth C25 at the Frankfurt LinuxWorld Conference and Expo on November 15. Xandros will hold a press conference at the show on the 15th at 3 PM, followed by a press tour of several Germancities. For sales appointments at the Xandros LinuxWorld booth, please contact RSVP for the press conference or for media appointments please contact For completeXandros product details, please visit

About Xandros

Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows targeting homeand enterprise markets. Xandros pioneered a low-cost alternative operating system that provides seamlesscompatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information, please visit

About NoMachine

NoMachine is the creator of NX software, the solution for those looking for a quality alternativefor remote access, application deployment and outstanding performance. Behind NoMachine softwareis the NX Distributed Computing Architecture, a suite of Open Source technologies and commercialtools, designed by NoMachine to make network computing as easy and widespread as Web browsing.NoMachine has built the foundations of its NXDCA on two well known and widely used open standards,SSH and the X-Window System, the windowing system which is behind the GUIs of Linux and the UnixOperating System. For more information, contact or visit