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Xandros Server Built on Trolltech Qt Development Framework
By eNdonesia
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OSLO, BUSINESS WIRE -- Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, and Trolltech(R), a leading provider of technologies that make advanced software faster to build and easier to use, today announced that Trolltech's Qt(R) development framework was used to create the new Xandros Server, which recently won the Product Excellence Award at LinuxWorld Boston. Utilizing the robust and efficient Qt framework, Xandros developers created the all-graphical user interface called Xandros Management Console (xMC).

Similar in concept to the Microsoft Management Console that ships with Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 servers, xMC presents a simplified, centralized approach to remotely administering users and services, unlike any other on the Linux server market today. Qt was also used to create a unique plug-in architecture that enables third party services, such as Scalix groupware and RealNetworks media delivery, to be integrated and managed within xMC just like other services running on a Xandros Server.

''Through the use of the robust Qt development framework we were able to save countless hours of development time, while producing superior code and documentation,'' said Ming Poon, Xandros VP of Product Development. ''Qt's cross-platform framework, in conjunction with the platform-neutral design we built into xMC, will allow us to seamlessly port a Windows version of xMC so that administrators can manage Xandros Server from their Windows workstations as well.''

''To break open the market for Linux servers we had to think out of the box, not only to create our Managed Community and workflow automation technologies, but also to incorporate the command-line power of Linux into the all-graphical, Qt-based xMC, to present a simplified, centralized approach to remotely administering users and services,'' said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO.

''We are pleased to see that Xandros is using Qt to put the benefits of Linux server technology into the hands of a broad new class of server administrators,'' said Naren Karattup, product director, development tools, Trolltech. ''In addition to the efficient development Xandros experienced using Qt in their breakthrough product, the ability to easily target new platforms is a core benefit of Qt for all of our customers.''

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 third party services to be integrated within xMC, and be managed just like any Xandros service.

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

About Qt

Qt sets the standard for high performance, cross-platform software development. Today, some of the worlds largest software companies -- such as Adobe Systems(R), Disney(R), HP(R) and Skype(R) -- rely on Qt to create innovative, advanced solutions across multiple platforms.

Qt technology accelerates the evolution of software by making advanced applications easier and faster to build, delighting the individual developer and software teams. Qt is the foundation for KDE, one of two standard windowing environments for desktop Linux. Qt benefits from a large open and commercial development community plus an ecosystem of partners that provides programming skills, technology, consulting, integration and training services.

About Trolltech

Trolltech(R) is the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use. Trolltech's magic inspires software innovation and drives improved usability. The magic is the combination of efficient software development with an innovative, high-quality user experience. Trolltech's software increases the appeal of our customer's desktop applications and devices while reducing their risks and software development costs. Trolltech's technologies accelerate the evolution of software by unleashing the creative power of the developer.

The company's family of products include Qt(R), which sets the standard for high-performance, cross-platform software development; and Qtopia(R), the unrivaled application platform for the efficient creation of Linux devices.

Trolltech software is the foundation for thousands of leading products worldwide, many from Global 2000 companies. Trolltech is a second-generation open source company, with a dual licensing business model that supports open source values and methodology in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about Trolltech, please visit http://www.trolltech.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 home and enterprise markets. 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.

Xandros(R) is a registered trademark of Xandros Inc. Trolltech and Qt are registered trademarks of Trolltech AS in Norway and/or other countries worldwide. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


 
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