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Xandros

Xandros Desktop 4.1 OCE
OS
Company / developerXandros Incorporated
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateDiscontinued
Source modelFree and open source mixed with closed source
Latest stable release4.2
Latest release dateJuly 26, 2007
Kernel typeMonolithic
user interfaceKDE
LicenseGNU GPL with some proprietary software

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Xandros is the name of both a line of operating systems and Xandros Corporation, the company which creates them. Xandros Desktop was a Linux distribution. The name Xandros is derived from the X Window System and the Greek island of Andros.

The co-creator of the now popular netbook, Xandros was founded in May 2001 by Linux Global Partners (Will Roseman and Dr. Frederick Berenstein), the company is headquartered in New York City.

Xandros Desktop was based on Corel Linux, a Debian-based distribution which was acquired along with the development team behind the product from Corel Corporation in August 2001 after Corel decided to sell the Linux distribution market. Xandros is a founding member of the Desktop Linux Consortium and member of the Interop Vendor Alliance.

In July 2007, Xandros bought Scalix, a Linux-based email and collaboration product, based on HP OpenMail.

In July 2008, Xandros acquired Linspire.


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