Add Xandros to the list of commercial Linux server distributions targeting the small and midsize business market.Xandros had been pushing its Xandros Desktop product - which is basically the old Corel Linux distribution - for several years, with modest success. (A survey last year by the Open Source Development Lab of Linux desktop users has Xandros running on 3% of respondents' desktops.) Now Xandros is hoping to make a bigger impact in small-business servers with its Xandros Server Standard Edition.Xandros has taken the Debian Linux kernel and built a simple business server targeting small companies that want to deploy their own servers but don't have deep Linux sys-admin skills in-house. The Xandros server - which promises "Windows-2000-like familiarity" - is meant to be easy to set up and run, with GUI-based configuration and management tools, similar to Windows server operating systems.The operating system\u00a0will be available in May, priced at $450. It will include an e-mail\/collaboration\/calendar server, server backup utilities, print server services, and streaming media capabilities. The fact that it does not ship with Apache or other Web server software could be seen as a shortcoming. However, most SMBs outsource their business Web pages, so the Xandros box is intended mostly to support basic small office functions - tools that it appears to have.The server also promises complete Windows 2000\/2003 and XP server\/client interoperability, which should help its cause in trying to attract small-business customers.