Wyse Technology Joins Open Source Development Labs

Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2004 5:43 AM EDT
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Wyse to Collaborate withOther OSDL Members to Advance Linux Desktop Initiatives

LINUXWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the domain experts in server-centric computing (SCC), announced today the company is joining the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Wyse, with a full line of Linux devices and software and the only OSDL member solely focused on thin client solutions, will also participate in OSDL's Linux desktop steering committee to help establish parameters and lead initiatives for the Linux desktop.

"We look forward to building upon our relationship with OSDL, as the center-of-gravity for the Linux industry to support and foster the growth of desktop Linux and server-based technologies in the open source solutions area," said Mike DeNeffe, Senior Director of the Wyse(R) Winterm(TM) business line. "As the fastest growing segment of the thin-client market, Linux thin clients represent a real opportunity to help advance the overall Linux desktop movement to the enterprise."

Participation in OSDL initiatives will allow Wyse to share expertise with other members on the latest Linux technology. Wyse will join other members in OSDL, representing many of the biggest and most prominent technology companies in the world, in support of its mission to accelerate the use of Linux in the enterprise, provide practical guidance, and eliminate the inhibitors to Linux expansion to the enterprise desktop.

"Linux is gaining acceptance in the thin-client market and that acceptance will only increase as companies like Wyse offer their expertise and success in the server-centric and open source solution arena," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL.

Bill Weinberg, OSDL's Open Source Architecture Specialist, will present with Wyse at the upcoming Birds of a Feather presentation series on August 3rd at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco. They will discuss the acceleration and key ingredients of Thin Linux adoption. About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)

OSDL -- home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux -- is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 by CA, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel and NEC, OSDL is a non-profit organization at the center of Linux supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders. OSDL sponsors industry-wide initiatives around Linux in telecommunications, in the enterprise data center and on corporate desktops. The Lab also provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. Visit OSDL on the Web at http://www.osdl.org/ . About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the leader in server-centric solutions that make users more productive and reduce IT cost and complexity. As the world's leading provider of thin-client solutions, Wyse provides end-user systems that can be centrally managed and controlled to conserve resources and increase performance. Wyse provides services, software and hardware that liberate IT departments from unnecessary support and maintenance functions, empower users to be more productive in their jobs, and protect and improve access to critical information and business applications. Its industry-leading software solutions improve the ROI of existing servers and PCs and enhance management of a broad spectrum of information access devices and improve the performance of servers and networks. Wyse thin client systems have been proven to be nine times more reliable than PCs and require replacement far less often. Headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide, Wyse has been #1 in thin-client market share for the last seven years, and has been named Microsoft "Embedded Partner of the Year" three times.

For more information, visit the Wyse Website at http://www.wyse.com or call 800-GET-WYSE. NOTE: OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders.

Wyse is a registered trademark and Wyse, Winterm, and the Wyse logo are trademarks of Wyse Technology Inc. Other product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Media Contact:

Derek Kober

Neale-May & Partners

650-328-5555 ext. 126


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