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Xandros Server to Use Scalix Messaging Solution, Including AJAX-based Scalix Web Access

April 19, 2006; 05:17 AM
Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, and Scalix, the leading provider of email and calendaring on Linux and open source, today announced an agreement to add Scalix messaging and collaboration to the forthcoming Xandros Server, to provide a powerful and easy-to-use alternative to Windows-based messaging systems.

The integration of Scalix within Xandros Server provides small and medium businesses with an all-in-one groupware solution, where the management of users can be centrally administered through the Scalix management plug-in within the remote, all-graphical Xandros Management Console. The combined solution delivers world-class email and calendaring with support for a wide array of rich email clients, including Outlook and the AJAX-based Scalix Web Access, as well as advanced email reliability, security and openness. Both Xandros Server and Scalix won product excellence awards for best server and best messaging solution respectively, at LinuxWorld Boston this month.

"Xandros and Scalix are a great combination for small and medium businesses as both offer power without complexity," said Glenn Winokur, Scalix Chief Executive Officer. "This award winning tandem provides superior functionality and performance versus costly alternatives, without their headaches."

"Scalix provides Xandros Server with the 'killer app' to penetrate the SMB space -- world-class messaging without Microsoft," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "Together we will address an enormous pent-up demand from SMBs by offering an enterprise-class Linux messaging solution without the need for specialized Linux server experience or costly retraining. It also gives resellers the ability to drive additional channels of revenue and deeply penetrate the Windows market, as they can now offer a Linux based solution while leveraging existing skill sets."

Powerful "Managed Community" Model and Graphical Interface

Xandros Server, built on top of Debian Linux, provides a powerful "Managed Community" model with consolidated system monitoring and workflow automation to address the issues normally encountered when administering SMB systems. It presents a simplified, centralized approach to remotely administering users and services through the all-graphical Xandros Management Console (xMC). It is compatible with any existing Windows domain and networking infrastructure, offering a plug-and-play replacement to costly Windows servers.

Xandros Server also provides a unique plug-in architecture that enables Scalix and other third party services to be integrated within xMC, and be managed just like any Xandros service.

Industrial-strength Email and Calendaring

The new version of Scalix within Xandros Server, Scalix Xandros Edition, is based on the award winning Scalix Enterprise Edition and provides unlimited-use industrial-strength email and personal calendaring. It supports a broad range of rich email clients including Outlook, Scalix Web Access, the leading AJAX-based web mail client that combines the power of desktop email with the convenience of a browser, Evolution, wireless devices (including BlackBerry, Treo and Smartphones) and POP/IMAP clients. Scalix Xandros Edition is tightly integrated with the Xandros Server and pre-configured, making it quick and easy-to-use. It includes advanced features from Scalix's flagship Enterprise Edition, including Exchange interoperability, support for wireless email/PIM, and automated migration tools. Scalix Xandros Edition includes five premium user licenses for using the full-functionality of Outlook and group scheduling with free/busy lookup. Additional premium users can be added simply by purchasing more licenses via the Xandros online store.

For more information about the upcoming Xandros Server please go to www.xandros.com.

About Scalix

Scalix is the leading provider of world-class email, calendaring and collaboration software based on Linux and open source. Scalix allows companies of all sizes to reduce the cost and complexity of their email environment with a richly-featured, reliable and scalable messaging solution that blends seamlessly with both open source and proprietary software, including Microsoft Outlook, Exchange and Active Directory. Scalix offers customers flexibility and freedom of choice at all levels of the IT stack from the desktop to email related infrastructure components, helping them achieve independence from vendor, technology and licensing lock-in. Customers include the Fortune 1000, public sector and higher education. The privately held company is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices and distribution partners in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information, visit www.scalix.com.

About Xandros

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 targeting homes and businesses. Xandros pioneered low-cost operating systems with all-graphical desktops, servers, and management tools that provide seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information, please visit www.xandros.com.

Scalix is a trademark of Scalix Corporation. Xandros is a registered trademark of Xandros, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For Scalix:
Barbara Krause
Krause-Taylor Associates
(408) 918-9081
Email Contact

For Xandros:
Xenia von Wedel
Terpin Communications Group
(415) 595-2030
Email Contact



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