Xandros Desktop OS PowerTerm Edition Delivers Mainframe Access to Linux Users
New PowerTerm Edition of the easy-to-use Xandros Desktop Operating System Provides Legacy Mainframe Access to Enterprise Users
NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2004, — Xandros,
the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux solutions, today announced
the release of the Xandros Desktop Operating System (OS) PowerTerm Edition
to provide secure access to mission critical applications running on
legacy enterprise systems. By bundling Ericom’s PowerTerm® InterConnect
for Linux with the Xandros Desktop OS Business Edition, Linux desktop
users can now connect to a wide range of applications running on IBM
Mainframe, IBM AS/400, OpenVMS, Unix, Linux, Tandem, Data General, HP-3000,
and other enterprise platforms.
“When enterprises migrate to Linux, one of the challenges they
face is the need to access legacy applications from Linux desktops. Now,
with the Xandros Desktop OS PowerTerm Edition, an immediate and cost
effective solution is available,“ said Eran Heyman, Ericom founder
and CEO. “Together with Xandros, Ericom’s PowerTerm InterConnect
for Linux provides enterprises with immediate connectivity to mission
critical legacy applications residing on a wide range of hosts. Additionally,
for enterprises seeking a cost-effective solution, the Xandros Desktop
OS PowerTerm Edition requires minimal installation, support and retraining.”
“With over seventy percent of enterprise data still residing on IBM mainframes and other legacy systems, the Xandros Desktop OS PowerTerm Edition is the right solution for Fortune 500 enterprises seeking to migrate their system access to the same low-cost, stable, virus-free Linux environment that home users and small businesses enjoy” said Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, Xandros Chairman and CTO. “Migrating to Linux is a no-brainer for all levels of computing now that we have PowerTerm InterConnect to fill the gap.”
Familiar look and feel
The familiar graphical environment of the Xandros Desktop OS PowerTerm
Edition, with its clean, well-structured menus, invites users to get
right to work in either mainframe applications or local desktop programs.
Secure SSH and SSL access is provided to a wide range of legacy hosts
supporting over 30 types of terminal emulation. The bundled StarOffice
suite provides compatibility with Microsoft features and files, while
the Xandros File Manager makes it easy to drag and drop files, manage
folders and archives, access local partitions, share network resources,
set up printers, and perform numerous other tasks.
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Volume Pricing and Discounts Available
The Xandros Desktop OS PowerTerm Edition can be ordered directly from the Xandros Web site at a recommended retail price of $149
For volume pricing as well as discounts for existing Xandros users, please contact Xandros sales.
Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development
facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading developer of easy-to-use
Linux solutions targeting home and enterprise markets. Xandros pioneered
a low-cost alternative operating system that provides seamless compatibility
with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information please