Xandros Debuts Linux-Based Replacement for Windows Small Business Server

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-04-25 Print this article Print

Xandros is going after the SMB space, and Microsoft's Small Business Server suite, with its own channel-friendly package. (Linux-Watch)

Xandros, a leading Linux desktop distributor, took its time but after almost two years, the company finally launched its server operating system, Xandros Server, on April 25 at the LinuxWorld Toronto.

Rather than try to take on the likes of Red Hats RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) or Novells SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) head-on, Xandros is positioning its new server for SMBs (small-to-medium businesses) that want to cut down their Windows server management costs.
The company claims that Xandros Server is a seamless replacement for any file, print, or groupware server for enterprises and SMBs, and that it will cut workload management by 30 percent through the automation of administrative tasks.
Further, Xandros says, the server is compatible with any existing Windows domain and networking topology, making it the perfect alternative for SMBs that are looking to minimize down-time, cut support costs, increase performance, and exploit new features. Xandros, Scalix team on SMB Linux-groupware server combo. Click here to read more. One of Xandros Servers major selling points is that its meant to be a drop-in Windows Server replacement. To do this, it includes Windows networking services and tools to seamlessly migrate Windows domain accounts to Linux. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Xandros Debuts a Linux-Based Replacement for Windows Small Business Server
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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