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LinuxPR: NeTraverse and Xandros Form Strategic Partnership

Dec 16, 2002, 19:00 (9 Talkback[s])

NeTraverse Inc.and Xandros today announced a strategic partnership to expand the range of solutions to individual users and corporate clients. By combining Win4Lin with the Xandros Desktop, users can now operate the full range of Windows applications, and organizations can leverage the powerful advantages of Linux while preserving their current investments in Windows-based systems and applications.

More and more organizations are looking to migrate to the Xandros Desktop because of its robust, secure environment, and the freedom it brings from forced upgrades and escalating license fees. This joint solution preserves a firm's investment in any of millions of Windows applications, but also custom Windows applications, such as to access a billing database, legacy client-server front ends from companies such as Seibel and PeopleSoft, Windows productivity suites, as well as state of the art development tools like Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Framemaker, Delphi, and AutoCAD.

Xandros and NeTraverse will partner to offer a free trial version of Win4Lin via its Xandros Networks, and market the NeTraverse products with the Xandros Desktop to individuals and corporations.

NeTraverse will offer a specially priced edition of Win4Lin to all Xandros users who choose to purchase Win4Lin Workstation Edition 4.0, and market Xandros Desktop to their worldwide network of partners and end users.

"Our strategy is to deliver the best solutions to corporate, educational, and home users," said Rick Berenstein, director of Xandros. "One of the barriers to Linux adoption has been the availability of the full-breadth of Windows applications. NeTraverse delivers a unique solution that allows Windows to operate as an application on a Linux desktop or to remotely render applications through thin client technology"

"We are very pleased to be partnering with such an established, yet ground-breaking company, like Xandros. Ease of use, a comfortable look and feel combined with a complete set of state-of-the-art desktop services are essential to mainstream acceptance of a Linux Desktop", said James Curtin, President and CEO of NeTraverse. "Together with NeTraverse's ability to provide seamless compatibility with the broadest range of Windows applications running on Linux, there is no better combination for a pain-free migration to the security and cost-saving advantages of Linux."

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