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Press Release

Free Linux-Based 2X CloudClient OS Achieves VMware Ready Certification

New 2X CloudClient OS Converts Any Netbook, Laptop or PC Into a Cloud Client

2X Software, a VMware Select TAP Partner, on Monday announced that VMware has awarded the 2X CloudClient OS (CCOS) the VMware Ready designation, recognizing the product as passing VMware's detailed evaluation and testing process, and the product's listing in the VMware Partner Product Catalog. By completing extensive VMware-specific testing, the 2X CloudClient OS (http://www.2x.com/ccos/) has been certified to make the best use of VMware technology and recognizes the product's readiness for deployment to customer environments.

"We are pleased that the 2X CloudClient OS has been certified through the VMware Ready(TM) designation," said Nikolaos Makris, CEO of 2X Software. "The 2X CloudClient OS offers VMware customers a powerful tool in allowing them to convert desktops, laptops, thin clients and other devices to cloud clients that can immediately deliver web applications where they are needed. We look forward to the continued recognition of the strength and stability of the 2X product line."

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1,200 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

About the 2X CloudClient OS

The 2X CCOS can be instantly installed on a USB device (minimum USB size required is 512 MB). The portable CloudClient operating system can then be run from any computer that can boot from a USB device, allowing you to instantly connect to hosted virtual desktop applications, such as Google Apps, Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware. It serves as your personal cloud client that you can carry in your pocket, wherever you might need it.

Alternatively, you can burn the 2X CloudClient OS to a bootable CD-ROM, or install it on a local hard drive and run it as a Network Boot OS from your local network.


- Supports Web applications, such as Google Apps, Microsoft
Live, Web browsers, and more
- Includes virtual desktop and application clients, such as
Microsoft RDP, VMware View, Citrix XenApp and the 2X
VirtualDesktopServer Client
- Installs and boots from any type of USB device, or from a CDROM
and hard drive
- Converts standard PCs, laptops, netbooks or thin clients to a
cloud device


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