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New Xandros CEO Has Big Linux Plans

New Xandros CEO Has Big Linux Plans

Andreas (Andy) Typaldos has just been appointed CEO of Xandros - developer of installation-friendly, Linux-based operating environments offering Windows compatibility - by its board of directors.

The 30-year technology veteran and entrepreneur founded of AxsOne (formerly Computron), a global software firm supplying Fortune 500 companies with financial services, financial applications, workflow, and data-management applications, and was an early investor through Linux Global Partners in Ximian, Xandros, and CodeWeavers. He is also Chairman/Managing Member of Enikia, a state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip semiconductor company focused on delivering broadband and multi-media distribution over electrical power lines.

“Xandros has a top product, many Microsoft users are waiting for," Typalso says. "The touch and feel of their known Windows desktop, with the stability and security of the Linux platform. Xandros has an enormous market potential and I am excited to take this challenge.

Xandros Chairman Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, says: "We're very happy to have been able to succeed in attracting Andy to become the CEO. He brings thirty years of experience in the software industry as well as extensive international contacts to Xandros. He also has been an extremely successful entrepreneur through public offerings of several companies which he founded."

As CEO, Typaldos' goal is to build Xandros into a major enterprise solutions provider by developing the company's technology vision and products, forging strategic relationships, exploiting key market opportunities, and extending the organizational infrastructure in sales, marketing, and customer services.  Xandros specializes in complete solutions that gives businesses, governments, and schools all over the world access to affordable computers and software.

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