Xandros Desktop Linux OS Ships

The Xandros Desktop Linux operating system is finally shipping, more than a year after the company bought Canadian software firm Corel Corp.'s Linux desktop distribution and all the licensing rights.

The Xandros Desktop product is built on the Linux kernel 2.4.19, XFree86 4.2, Debian 3.0, Corel Linux 3.0 and an enhanced K Desktop Environment. According to the company's Web site (www.xandros.com), the product is priced at $99.

It builds on Corel's Linux work and is designed to provide a simple, familiar product. "The original tenets of Corel's design were: easy to install, easy to configure, easy to use and easy to integrate into existing network environments.

"Xandros expanded on this in creating its product that also offers easy migration for Windows users," the company says.

Included in the box is the Xandros Desktop installation CD, the Xandros technology preview CD with K Desktop Environment (KDE) 3, a 250-page manual and 30 days free installation technical support via e-mail.

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