NComputing now supports Linux


ORANGE, CA. NComputing has said that its entire product line now supports the Linux operating system. NComputing's proprietary "desktop streaming" technology allows users to create multiple computing terminals for simultaneous use from one host PC. Business and education PC users can save considerable deployment costs since the Linux operating system, Open Source software and NComputing's terminal products reduce hardware, networking and IT costs. The Linux operating system and Open Source software applications also eliminate costly licenses for proprietary software.

"Our goal is to continually create products that are affordable and reliable for home, school and business users around the globe," said Young Song, co-founder and CEO of NComputing, Inc. "We're confident that the combination of our multi-user terminal products and the Linux operating system will open doors of computing to more users and many that have been overlooked before."

NComputing's products, including its own Terminal Server software and streaming protocol LoIP (Linux over IP), are thoroughly compatible with most Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Red Hat, Suse, Debian, Gentoo, Kubuntu, Slackware, CentOS, Fedora, Knoppix, Slax and Linspire. The company has thoroughly beta tested each product with key partner countries including Brazil, Mexico, India and China. NComputing also has plans to release a free CD which will contain a bootable Linux operating system, NComputing's Terminal Server software and essential, commonly used Open Source software such as OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Evolution, and Wine. The free CD will be available after the CES show and registered PC Expanion users can request a copy for a minimal shipping and handling fee.

NComputing's PC Expanion L100 is the world's first terminal unit that functions as an ordinary PC when connected to a host computer. This product allows users to turn one computer into the equivalent of up to 30 PCs. Target customers of the L100 are businesses of all sizes, education, government and the hospitality market. NComputing has also recently announced the new Xtenda X300 desktop expansion kit for system builders. The Xtenda X300 kit allows three additional SOHO users to share one host computer and networking is not required.

NComputing is also working with a CPU virtualization software company to create completed solutions for the Enterprise market by leveraging emerging CPU technologies available by Intel and AMD. NComputing's "one size-fits all" product offerings are predicted to help with the adoption and implementation of new, emerging corporate and SOHO computing platforms.

Pricing and Availability

The PC Expanion L100 is available now for $199 (MSRP) at Best Buy, PC Connection, and TigerDirect/Systemax for North American consumers. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Xtenda X300 three-user kit for system builders is $249 and all products are backed by a 1-year limited warranty.

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