Xandros Desktop OS

Xandros Desktop is an intuitive graphical environment that works right out of the box.
Xandros Desktop OS
  3 Screenshots
Xandros Desktop OS version is the ideal Linux distribution if you're migrating from Microsoft Windows. Xandros Desktop is an intuitive graphical environment that works right out of the box and offers unrivaled compatibility with Microsoft Windows.

The easiest way to get software

Xandros Desktop Professional is a complete, full-featured Linux desktop operating system and application suite for your business. Enjoy the ease of use, security, stability and maintainability that Linux brings to your PCs.

Easy to use

It's a familiar Windows-like desktop and application suite that's easy to install, use and maintain-even in mixed Windows/Xandros Linux environments. Many excellent applications are included to support your digital lifestyle at work and play.

Easy to connect

Connect to your digital camera, MP3 player and other devices. Join wired and wireless networks. Access broadband networks with 3G, GSM and UMTS support. Use PPTP VPN to connect to your office remotely. Authenticate to Windows PDC and Active Directory domains.

Works with Microsoft

Create, open and edit Microsoft Office documents with OpenOffice.org. Dual-boot into either Xandros or Windows on the same PC, and read and write to the same files from either operating system.


Xandros Security Suite reinforces the already secure Linux platform against threats like viruses, worms, spyware and rootkits and helps prevent the spread of malware to other computers. The included firewall, anti-virus, file-system protector and Xandros Networks Update assess your vulnerabilities and ensure that you have the best and most current protection.

Sample of included applications

Desktop Search. Find your files, emails and other data quickly using keywords or phrases.
Firefox Web Browser. Browse the Web quickly while eliminating frustrating spyware and pop-ups.
Instant Messaging. Chat with your friends on Yahoo!®, MSN™, ICQ™, AOL® and AIM®--all from one interface.
E-mail & Groupware. Send, receive and organize e-mail and attachments from multiple accounts while blocking spam. Connect to Scalix, Exchange and other corporate mail servers.
Skype. Make free calls through your computer.
Office Suite. Use OpenOffice.org to create, view and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations that are compatible with MS Office®.
Music Manager. Listen to music from CDs, MP3s and the Web. Rip CDs into MP3, Wav or Ogg files and organize your music in playlists. Download album covers, artist and album information from the Web. Sync your music with your iPod. Burn your own music CDs in MP3 or Audio format.
Photo Manager. Import photos from your digital camera. View, edit and organize your photos into albums and slideshows. Post them online or print them at home.
Image Editor. The GIMP image editor is a sophisticated tool for both novices and professionals. Use its simple paint features to create images, delve into its expert-quality features to retouch photos, or tap its extensive abilities to process thousands of images in a production setting.
Xandros Networks. Keep your system up to date with the latest Xandros updates. Download and install new software from the Xandros online library with one click.
Xandros Security Suite. Includes the Xandros Firewall, Anti-Virus, Xandros Networks Updates, and a rootkit checker all managed from one console.

Core Technology

Linux kernel upgraded to version 2.6.18 or newer
Portland LSB xdg-utils
Based on the DCC Alliance standards-based Debian core 3.1 (Sarge)
X Windows System 7.1 + Individual drivers
KDE 3.4.2 Xandros Enhanced

Main features:

  • Authenticate to Windows Primary Domain Controllers
  • and Active Directory Servers
  • Xandros Desktop – Professional can easily connect to Windows networks. Login to your corporate Windows Domain Controller or Active Direcotry server to access all network-based resources. Execute logon scripts based on group and user policies.
  • 3D Desktop Effects
  • The Xandros Navigating Xandros Desktop just got easier. View your virtual desktops as the sides of a three dimensional cube. Unfold the cube to quickly find open Windows. Learn more about the exciting 3D effects in Xandros Desktop - Professional.
  • Desktop Search
  • The Xandros Desktop Search tool indexes your folders files and e-mails to help you quickly find files and e-mails with keywords or phrases.
  • Bluetooth Wireless Support
  • Connect your mobile phone, digital camera, mouse, keyboard, headset, PDA and other Bluetooth compatible devices to Xandros Desktop – Professional.
  • Broadband Mobile Support
  • Get the power of highspeed Internet on the road. Connect your UMTS, GSM and 3G device to your Xandros Desktop – Professional for high speed on the go.
  • Xandros Network Connection System
  • The Xandros Connection System helps you manage network connections and includes improved wireless support. The system enables you to store network profiles (including wireless encryption keys) and facilitates smoother transitioning from one network connection to another. Works with wired, wireless, dial-up, 3G mobile and PPTP VPN connections.
  • NTFS Read and Write
  • While Xandros has always supported dual-booting on the same PC as Windows, until now you could only read from a Windows NTFS partition. Now, you can both read and write to their NTFS partition from Xandros.
  • Integrated Security Suite
  • The Xandros Security Suite includes the Xandros Firewall, Anti-Virus, Xandros Networks Updates and a rootkit checker (spyware). This centralized interface provides a high level view of your computer’s overall security vulnerability levels, as well as access to configure any of the four applications inside.
  • Improved Notebook Power Management
  • Maximize the charge of your laptop battery by better optimizing performance of the system when unplugged.
  • 30 Minutes of SkypeOut Calling Minutes
  • Call anyone, anywhere for free.
  • Run Windows Programs
  • Continue using your favorite Windows® programs, including Microsoft Office and Intuit Quicken, and existing files for a smooth transition from Windows to Xandros.
  • Music Management
  • The Music Manager allows you to organize music into playlists and listen to music from CDs, MP3s and the Web. Download album covers, artist and album information from the web. Sync your music between Xandros Desktop and your iPod.
  • Xandros Audio CD Ripper encodes CDs to MP3 Wav or Ogg file formats and assigns tags from an online database of CD titles. Using the drag-and-drop capabilities of the Xandros File Manager, you can quickly convert tracks from audio CDs to MP3s by just dropping them onto your desktop or your "My Music" folder. The integrated CD burning capabilities allows you to create your own compilation CDs of MP3s or burn audio CDs.
  • Photo Management & Image Editing
  • Import photos from your digital camera. View, edit and organize your photos into albums and slideshows. Post them online or print at home.
  • The included GIMP image editor brings you all the power of professional graphics tools. Comparable to Adobe Photoshop, this program can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo retouching program or an online batch processing system for mass production image rendering or image formating. Popular plug-ins are included as well as a simple scripting interface making the program an excellent commercial graphics tool.
  • Firefox Web Browser
  • Browse the web faster with your personalized version of the popular Firefox® Web browser. Eliminate frustrating spyware and pop-ups. Use tabbed browsing to easily toggle between multiple Web sites. Stay current with all your favorite Web sites with live bookmarks.
  • CD/DVD Burning
  • Burn copies of your favorite music and important files with a single click. Create audio and data CDs and data DVDs. Drag and drop files to burn with the Xandros File Manager.
  • Instant Messaging
  • Chat with friends on Yahoo!®, MSN™, ICQ™, AOL® and AIM®. A single interface for all your IM accounts makes keeping track of your multiple conversations easy.
  • Skype
  • Make free calls through your computer to anyone, anywhere, for free! Xandros Desktop includes 30 SkypeOut minutes to call any landline or mobile phone in the world. Enjoy high-quality sound from your computer to call anyone in the world.
  • E-mail & Groupware
  • Receive and organize e-mail from multiple accounts. Read, write and send e-mails with attachments safely and block annoying spam. Connect to Scalix, Exchange and other corporate mail servers. Manage contacts, calendars and to-do lists in an integrated interface with Evolution groupware.
  • Office Suite
  • Use OpenOffice.org to read, write and edit MS Office® files and create your own compatible documents, spreadsheets and dynamic presentations.
  • File Manager
  • Organize your desktop to easily find folders and files. Drag and drop files to share, zip or upload to FTP sites.
  • Xandros Networks
  • Keep your Xandros Desktop current with the latest Xandros updates. Download and install software from Xandros’ online library with a single click.
  • Intellectual Property Assurance
  • Now you have the option to acquire Xandros Desktop offerings together with Microsoft patent assurance. This assurance enables you to use Xandros Desktop software with confidence. This program is available for $50. Learn more by reading Microsoft's covenant.

last updated on:
May 19th, 2009, 12:51 GMT
license type:
Other/Proprietary License with Free Tr...
developed by:
Xandros Incorporated
ROOT \ Linux Distributions
Xandros Desktop OS

In a hurry? Add it to your Download Basket!

user rating 14



Rate it!
3 Screenshots
Xandros Desktop OSXandros Desktop OS

Add your review!