Thursday, July 27, 2023

Xandros Enterprise Linux 2023.07 Released

Today the Xandros team is pleased to announce the release of our leading enterprise desktop Linux distribution, Xandros Enterprise Linux 2023.07.  This release is an update to our line of quality desktop solutions.  In this release we have made many improvements to functionality, security and device support.  

This release has seen the following improvements:

  • Better Intel Mac support
  • Improved support for Microsoft Exchange
  • Inclusion of GNOME Classic session for customers who need a lighter desktop experience or those who dont like the modern GNOME experience
  • New Linux kernel for better hardware support
  • Faster boot times
  • Improved support for Intel based Chromebooks
  • For our education users better support for the Google Admin Console
  • Improved the minimal install feature to make it easier for users who utilize PWA's

Our customers are a diverse set of companies and individuals who use Xandros Enterprise Linux for a wide range of mission critical deployments.  Xandros Enterprise Linux is used by our customers for 

  • Point of Sale Systems
  • Developer workstation
  • Multimedia production
  • Catalog systems
  • Terminal services
  • Hospitality services
  • Cloud Desktop Computing 
  • Server administration
  • Mainframe support Element

Xandros Enterprise Linux being focused on desktop and workstation only allows for faster install times, reproducible deployments among many systems, and your IT staff do not need to worry about choosing roles.  If you need a custom ISO with certain packages we don't offer in the base install we can produce an installation package tailored to your needs.

Xandros Enterprise Linux 2023.07 includes the following software:

  • Linux kernel 5.19.0-50
  • GNOME 42.9
  • Microsoft Edge 115
  • Evolution Mail and Calendar services
  • OnlyOffice 7.4.0
  • Balena Etcher for creating bootable OS USB sticks
  • Cockpit Workstation for Remote Administration
  • GCC
  • LLVM Compiler suite (Clang)
  • .NET 7 SDK and Runtime
  • Visual Studios Code 1.80
  • Powershell 7.3.6
  • Full multimedia codecs
  • Rhythmbox
  • Video Player
  • Discover Software Center
  • Flatpak support
  • Timeshift Snapshot Utility
  • TigerVNC
  • KVM Virtualization (BOXES VM)
  • LDAP and Active Directory support

This release also has all security updates up to July 24, 2023.  If you need a complete list of installed applications you can find that here

Xandros Enterprise Linux 2023.07 can be purchased from our webstore and you have a choice of self support, standard support and priority support.

If you have any questions you can contact our support team or sales team for answers.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Xandros Community Edition 2023.07 Released

Today the Xandros team is pleased to announce the updated release of our community edition.  Xandros Community Edition is free to download, free to use, and free to redistribute.  It is a subset of our Xandros Enterprise Linux product.  This release comes with no formal support and users can find help, tips and tricks through our online forums.  

One of the questions we get about Xandros Community Edition vs Freespire which is our other free operating system that we offer.  Some of the differences are:

  • Freespire tries to stay as close to the definition of free software as possible.  Meaning we try to limit the use of proprietary code and drivers.  Xandros Community Edition does contain proprietary code and drivers
  • New releases of Freespire are released every 6 months.  Xandros Community Edition follows the same update schedule as Xandros Enterprise Linux.  Minor updates and security fixes every 3 months and new releases every 12 to 14 months.
  • Freespire is self support only.  PC/OpenSystems LLC customers can add installed instances of Xandros Community Edition to their support contracts.
  • Freespire uses GNOME with an option for the i3 Window Manager.  Xandros Community Edition uses GNOME with GNOME Classic in the base install

With Xandros Community Edition being a truly community enterprise desktop operating system many of our customers use Xandros Community Edition  for many of their non-mission critical deployments which include research, development and testing.  For more information you can refer to our FAQ

Xandros Community Edition contains the following updates:

  • Linux kernel 5.19.0-50
  • GNOME 42.9 with GNOME Classic installed for users who need a lighter option or who may not like the modern GNOME experience
  • Brave Browser 1.56
  • Geary Mail Client
  • Rhythmbox Music Player
  • Video Player
  • Solitaire
  • Dreamchess
  • Timeshift Snapshot 
  • Discover Software Center
  • Flatpak
  • OpenSSH Server and Client
  • All security updates to July 24, 2023

You can find a complete list of all installed packages here

You can download Xandros Community Edition from here

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Launch of the new website

 Today the PC/OpenSystems LLC team is pleased to announce the new website for Xandros Enterprise Linux.  With the launch of this new website we will provide all news, downloads and community discussion for Xandros Enterprise Linux, one of the leading Enterprise desktop Linux distributions available.

While we continue our transition some links and downloads are not yet operational but Xandros Community Edition and the webstore are active and available. 

We look forward to continuing to provide the same quality of customer support and service to our customers using this portal and we will be launching new updates to our distributions soon.

Xandros CoreOS Alpha 1 Released

Today the Xandros Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Xandros CoreOS. Xandros CoreOS is our new version of Xandros that...