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Moka5(TM) Brings Enhanced Virtual Computing Services to Mac OS X

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Moka5, the desktop virtualization services company, today announced a preview of its Moka5 for Mac OS X, available via free Web download at http://www.moka5.com.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Moka5, the desktop virtualization services company, today announced a preview of its Moka5 for Mac OS X, available via free Web download at http://www.moka5.com.

Mac users running VMware Fusion can now also run Moka5's LivePC virtual machines, which include advanced virtualization features such as self-healing, user data protection, and automatic updates. The Moka5 LivePC Library, available at http://www.moka5.com/livepc, gives VMware Fusion users immediate access to a large selection of fully configured LivePCs including Ubuntu Linux, SuSE Linux, and FreeBSD. Free LivePCs have been created for many popular applications such as Ladybug LivePC, a kid-safe Web browser, Fearless Browser for anonymous browsing, Quake action games, and Ubuntu evaluation.

The upcoming beta release of Moka5 for Mac, targeted for early 2008, will allow the same LivePC to be carried between Windows and Mac computers using portable storage such as a USB drive or an iPod. With the Moka5 for Mac beta, users will enjoy a consistent computing environment between home and work using almost any X86 desktop or laptop.

"Moka5 for Mac OS X takes virtualization beyond simply running different operating systems on a Mac computer. It allows VMware Fusion users to experience the unique benefits of LivePC virtual machines, such as self-healing from malware infections, secure user data partitions, and lightweight, automatic LivePC updates. Of course, it also gives them access to a large, community-driven library of popular LivePCs," said John Whaley, Founder and Principal Engineer at Moka5. "With the upcoming beta release, users will be able to take their work computer home and their home computer to work, all on a USB flash drive. If you can plug a USB storage device into your Mac or PC, you'll be able to run almost anything you want on almost any machine."

Want to test drive the Linux operating system and software pre-installed on the new $199 Walmart PC? Download the community contributed gOS LivePC. Want to learn more about the One Laptop Per Child computer? Check out the One Laptop Per Child LivePC to experience for yourself the laptop that MIT Media Lab's Nicholas Negroponte is trying to provide to children around the world. These LivePCs and more are available for free in the Moka5 LivePC Library at http://www.moka5.com/livepc.

System Requirements

Moka5 for Mac OS X requires an Intel-based Mac running Tiger 10.4 or Leopard 10.5 and VMware Fusion 1.1. Users are responsible for licenses for VMware Fusion and any operating systems and applications requiring licenses that run in LivePCs.

About Moka5

Moka5 is a desktop virtualization services company. Founded in 2005 by a team of Stanford University researchers in virtualization technology, Moka5 is an innovator and thought leader in desktop virtualization and managed services. The company is based in Redwood City, Calif. and is backed by Khosla Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. For more information, visit http://www.moka5.com.

Moka5 and LivePC are trademarks of Moka5, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact: Media Chantal Yang 650.565.9800, ext. 752 chantal@pageonepr.com

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