NEW YORK, New York - Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to
Windows desktop and server products, today announced that it has teamed up with the Canadian
operations of Ingram Micro Inc., (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor, to deliver
the Xandros line of Linux desktop and server solutions to major Canadian resellers.
This strategic move follows the recent release of the award-winning Xandros Server, the first SMB
alternative to Windows Server 2003, which, together with the award-winning Xandros Desktop,
delivers the first practical end-to-end Linux solution to the retail channel.
"At Ingram Micro, we recognize the opportunity that Linux provides our customers, and by adding
the Xandros Server and Xandros Desktop solutions to our line card, we are giving greater choice to
resellers, particularly those focused on the home-office and SMB Linux markets," said Martin
Kalsbeek, general manager and vice president, Ingram Micro Canada. "Being a leader in Microsoft
Windows™ compatibility, Xandros addresses a real market need by offering a reliable alternative for
end users who are switching to Linux."
"Xandros has deep roots in Canadian soil, so we're especially excited to be teaming up with
Canada's largest IT distributor to bring our end-to-end Linux solutions to the retail channel,"
said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "Ingram Micro is a vital partner and innovative technology
leader who can help convey the Xandros vision and assure our channel success."
Xandros provides a full line of easy-to-use desktop operating systems that work right out of
the box and offer unrivalled compatibility with Microsoft Windows. Xandros Desktop OS assures
rock-solid stability and security, along with the freedom that an open environment provides.
Xandros recently launched the first Linux server to provide a powerful platform for
enterprise administrators and SMBs with little or no Linux experience. The award-winning Xandros
Server compliments the company’s award-winning desktop, software deployment, and management
software to complete a full end-to-end product line. For complete product and purchase details,
please visit www.xandros.com.
Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York, offices in Frankfurt and Mumbai, and research and
development facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux
alternatives to Windows. Its Debian-based products range from standalone consumer desktops to
end-to-end enterprise desktop, server, and management solutions featuring workflow automation
and centralized, remote administration. Xandros pioneered low cost, graphical operating systems
that leverage existing skill sets and provide seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows
programs and networks. For more information, please visit
About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability
opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics
services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution.
The company serves 100 countries and is the only global IT distributor with operations in Asia.