Win4Lin expands into South Africa with announcement of new distributor
Posted on: 07/08/2005 12:25 PM

A press release from Netraverse:

AUSTIN, TX and MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA – Win4Lin, a leading supplier of desktop and enterprise virtualization solutions, announced today a key expansion of its worldwide sales and marketing presence with the appointment of Workgroup, based in Midrand, South Africa, as a new distributor for their Win4Lin family of Windows-on-Linux virtualization products. Workgroup will distribute the full family of Win4Lin products in South and Southern Africa.

Workgroup is well positioned in the market as a specialist distributor of software products. Through its diverse customer base and comprehensive sales and marketing expertise, Workgroup is ideally placed to take on new products early in their life cycle, develop the market for these products and through its superior logistics and financial systems cope with high volume transactions, as products mature through their useful life cycles.

Workgroup is the largest focused software distributor in South Africa servicing the IT channel from its National branch infrastructure situated in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Windhoek.

"Win4Lin products have a definite market fit and we are excited to be a Win4Lin distributor as it allows us participate in the move to more virtualization technologies in our market,” said Doug Woolley, Managing Director of Workgroup.

Win4Lin products enable users of all sizes – from individuals and small and medium organizations to large enterprises - to more easily embrace the cost, reliability and security advantages of an end-to-end Linux infrastructure, without having to give up, port or re-write viable legacy Windows applications. Win4Lin provides the most compelling solution for bridging the compatibility gap between Windows and Linux.

“We very pleased to welcome a first-class distributor such as Workgroup to our family of partners. We can now fully address the increasing demand we are experiencing from the South African market. Workgroup has been very successful at delivering enterprise solutions for improving productivity, utilization and cost effectiveness. Our Win4Lin products fit squarely in this model,” said Jim Curtin, CEO of Win4Lin.

Win4Lin Product Family

Products in the Win4Lin family include Win4Lin Pro™, Win4Lin 9X™, Win4Lin Terminal Server™ and Win4Lin™ Home. Win4Lin Pro provides support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP on Linux. Win4Lin 9X (formerly Win4Lin 5) provides migration support for enterprise users moving from Windows to Linux by allowing the execution of applications that cannot be ported to Linux (i.e. missing source code, too expensive) with full support for networked environments. Win4Lin Home is a lightweight version of Win4Lin 9X that provides the standalone or home user with the ability to run needed Windows applications (like Quicken® and TurboTax®) on Linux. Win4Lin Terminal Server is the company’s enterprise solution for delivering Windows applications on thin clients via a Linux server.

About Win4Lin

Win4Lin is a leader in technology for creating virtualization solutions on Linux. With Win4Lin Virtual Computing Environment (VCE), the company supplies Fortune 500 enterprises, educational institutions and desktop users with solutions that allow them to run the Windows operating system and Windows applications on Linux in true Windows sessions.

For more information about Win4Lin and its products, please visit www.win4lin.com.

Win4lin, Win4Lin Pro, Win4Lin 9X and Win4Lin Terminal Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Win4Lin, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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