Dallas, TX, May 6, 2014 – 2X Software, a global leader in virtual desktop and application delivery solutions, announced today that its latest product, 2X Thin Client for XP, hit the 1000 download units mark last weekend, and the number is continuing to grow.

2X Thin Client for XP  is enjoying a boost in popularity, thanks to the last product reviewed issued on ZDnet by Ken Hess. The author has tested the product, and he has summarized his impressions and ideas on his blog.

“Well, thanks to the brilliant minds at 2X Software, the same folks who bring you application and desktop virtualization at a fraction of the cost of a Citrix-based solution now give you the 2x Thin Client for XP replacement shell for Windows XP. This free download will allow you to keep your XP-based system indefinitely—or definitely until Microsoft offers you an operating system you’re willing to live with again.”

-Ken Hess

 Author, Consumerization: BYOD

“2X Thin Client for XP allows organizations to leverage on legacy hardware to create a virtual environment capable of hosting the latest version of Windows OS, transforming an old XP PC into a secured client workstation. With 2X Thin Client for XP, organizations are not only able to solve the Windows XP migration challenge but also have a solution that will support future business initiatives, resulting in greater mobility and increased user productivity to meet the needs of today’s modern workforce.”

– Nikolaos Makris

CEO, 2X Software

 About 2X Thin Client for XP

  • Replace the Windows shell with the 2X Thin Client for XP shell for Windows
  • Secure your Windows OS to use only approved local applications
  • Utilize password-protected Windows shell switching for administration
  • Intuitively log off and disconnect from the machine
  • Change Active Directory credentials in the 2X Thin Client for XP shell
  • Configure local applications
  • Make an automatic configuration of Windows firewall rules that securely communicate with Remote Application Server
  • Access remote support, service desk and IT monitoring
  • Keep working with your existing peripherals without the need to look for new drivers
  • Use a limited set of control panel applets to configure settings such as mouse, keyboard, etc.

About Ken Hess

Kenneth “Ken” Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX and Windows systems in large, multi-data center environments. Thirteen of those 20 years have been with EDS/HP. As a freelance writer, Ken writes on a variety of topics including interoperability, virtualization, data center operations, databases and open-source software. He has written and co-written books on Linux, databases and virtualization. He currently is the senior editor and regular contributor to Admin Magazine and often contributes to other online and print publications as well. Ken also writes whitepapers and training materials and performs product and software reviews. His first computer was a Commodore VIC-20, which he purchased because William Shatner was in the commercials. In his limited spare time, Ken enjoys painting, photography, drawing and flinging angry birds at fortified pigs.

About 2X Software

2X Software is a global leader in virtual desktop and application delivery, remote access and cloud-computing solutions. Thousands of enterprises worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of 2X products. 2X offers a range of solutions to make every company’s shift to cloud computing simple and affordable. For additional information, visit www.2x.com or contact Giorgio Bonuccelli by email at Giorgio.Bonuccelli@2x.com or by phone at (+356) 2258 3800.

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