March 5, 2002

Lycoris growing, now offering HP PCs preloaded with Desktop/LX

Author: JT Smith

From Jason Spisak: February was a month of rapid growth
for Lycoris. Its flagship product, Desktop/LX, has been selling well and attracting worldwide partners. In addition to favorable reviews in the Linux world and surrounding tech community, Lycoris is responding to users' needs by providing Hewlett Packard PCs Pre-Loaded with Desktop/LX.

The ranks of Lycoris partners are growing as well. With the addition of The Little Linux Factory in Ireland, Lycoris now has Partnerships with Annexa, OIC Corp., and is currently negotiating with 15 others. Lycoris Partners have access to discounted Lycoris products, back-end technical support, logo and trademark usage, Internet marketing, early access to Lycoris products, and access to exclusive "Partner-Only" forums.

"The reassurance of knowing Lycoris is behind my efforts in terms of account management and support has enabled me to put my money, time and efforts into a product I believe in, because it's capable of being believed-in by others," states Mel McWeeny, Founder of The Little Linux Factory.

Recent favorable reviews by independent sources have rocketed Lycoris Desktop/LX to the forefront of the Linux desktop world. Publications such as Extreme Tech, Linux Format UK, and Login: have given Desktop/LX worldwide attention. Ralph Glanz's glowing review in Extreme Tech had the honor of being picked up by the news service Slashdot, which prompted incredible demand for Desktop/LX. The Lycoris Event Calendar at is growing rapidly due to the positive press coverage. Lycoris will be appearing at various Linux and tech community festivals and functions such as The Bellingham Linux Festival April 20th in Bellingham, Washington, USA, and Lycoris Partner Annexa will be representing Lycoris at the ITEC in Rochester New York April 9th and 10th.

In an exciting move, Lycoris has also expanded its product line with the addition of pre-loaded Desktop/LX PCs. Currently, Lycoris offers Hewlett Packard 6830e personal computers, which include a 1-year warranty from Hewlett Packard, already installed with a Desktop/LX box set. Lycoris provides 60 days of e-mail support for the software and sells the entire package for $449.99. The specifications for this exciting product are as follows:

  • Hewlett Packard 6830e
  • Intel Celeron 700 Mhz Processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • 20GB Hard Drive
  • 8MB Integrated AGP Video
  • 48x CD-ROM Drive
  • 56k Modem
  • 10/100 Ethernet Card (NIC)
  • Floppy Drive
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Speakers
  • 1 Year Warranty from HP

This exciting new product is available for purchase by contacting the Lycoris sales department at

About Lycoris

Lycoris, located in Redmond, Washington, was founded in 2000 with a vision of making Linux simple enough for anyone to use. Lycoris makes open source
applications easy to use and integrates them into Desktop/LX, their Linux desktop.

About Annexa

Located in downtown Rochester, New York, Annexa is your Total Technology Solutions Partner, offering Linux based desktop, networking, server, and hardware/software sales and support, for businesses of any size. The LTC will be a one-stop resource center for all Linux-based resources. Interested individuals are encouraged to stop in and give Desktop/LX a test drive on Annexa's network at 439 Central Ave, Rochester, New York.

About OIC Corp.

OIC is a system enabling company. It enables communications between any computers and any data systems for its customers such that all users can work together and share information when necessary. OIC provides detailed configurations and plans for meeting your voice and data challenges. It is certified in all current protocols including Ethernet, IP and ATM. Further, it is one of the few consulting firms that can plan and implement "Voice over...", such as VoIP and VoATM.

About The Little Linux Factory

The Little Linux Factory (LLF) is a small Irish Family-owned consultancy business operated by Mel McWeeney in Longford, Ireland. For 12 years it's aim has been is to provide expert support services to both commercial and home users of Unix based systems. Having completed an extensive contract with the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, the LLF has redirected it's efforts to the provision of Linux solutions, and is delighted to have secured the first dealership for Lycoris Desktop/LX in Europe.

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