Xandros Opens Beta Test for Linux Desktop Deployment Tool
Xandros, having made moves into the enterprise desktop market with the release of its Linux business desktop, is following up with a business desktop management program.As part of its recent move into the business desktop arena, Linux desktop distributor Xandros Inc. is launching an enterprise beta trial for its Xandros Desktop Management Server. xDMS is a graphical-based remote management program thats designed to enable administrators to deploy, configure and update an extensive network of Linux desktops without the need to retain or train an expensive staff of networking experts. Specifically, xDMS will enable network administrators to set up software repositories from multiple sources; create custom configurations from "golden PC" configurations; perform remote, unattended OS installs and updates either on command or on a schedule; and monitor these tasks and their schedules from a central location.
In a prepared statement, Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, chairman and chief technology officer of Ottawa-based Xandros, said, "The same pioneering ease that we brought to the Linux desktop has now been applied to enterprise deployment, xDMS is the perfect complement to our Xandros Business Desktop OS. Enterprises now have a total desktop solution that goes toe-to-toe with Windows features and ease of use at a fraction of the cost."
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