August 11, 2003

Lycoris Tablet OS Shipping on New Toshiba Tablet PCs for $1899

*Redmond, WA - August 11, 2003 - *Lycoris Affiliate Desktop Evolution
Launches De-Tablet: an integrated Toshiba Portege Tablet Platform
running Lycoris Desktop L/X Tablet Edition. De-Tablet provides a
flexible Linux desktop operating system in Lycoris Desktop L/X Tablet
Edition on a powerful Toshiba hardware platform. To show dedication to
this new market, the De-Tablet Productivity Bundle is immediately
available for purchase from
www.thinretail.com
or directly from Desktop Evolution for all Lycoris customers at the
amazing price of *$1899 for a full Tablet PC and Laptop with Lycoris
ProductivityPak office suite*.^1 At the same price as regular laptops,
the De-Tablet opens up a whole new world of possibility.

"Nothing can stop Linux now", says IDC*: Unit sales of Linux-based
servers in western Europe this year will reach 182,000, according to IDC
analysts, and the figure is set to triple, with revenues doubling to
$1.9bn by 2007.

"The new tablet device provides IT administrators with a fresh choice in
operating systems." Stated Cheldon Montgomery, president of Simplified
Innovation Inc., a California technology firm focusing on Linux based
thin clients.

Mike Hjorleifsson, Desktop Evolution's Chief Operating Officer said, "At
Desktop Evolution we engineer solutions that provide our clients with
options. The future holds an increased demand for alternative operating
systems that are easily configured and available with the flip of a
switch. Ease of implementation is mandatory for any businesses
especially those limited by budget cuts or an overworked IT staff.

"The response to Desktop/LX Tablet Edition has been tremendous and we
are delighted to be working hand in hand with Desktop Evolution to bring
together cutting-edge Toshiba technology and Lycoris software into a
Desktop/LX Certified product ," explains Jason Spisak, Vice President of
Market Development for Lycoris. "For the first time, consumers,
governments, and schools can take advantage of mainstream technology and
the power of Desktop/LX in a ready to go package that yields a tangible
cost savings."

*Toshiba Portege 3500*

  • Full Tablet PC and Laptop in-one
  • Comfortable 12" Tablet Screen Design swivels to become a laptop!
  • Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b
  • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
  • Intergrated V.92 modem
  • Secure Digital (SD) and CF Type II slots and more!

As a special bonus for the dedication of Linux users to the advancement
of cutting edge technology on the desktop, Desktop Evolution is offering
a discount to all Lycoris customers, resellers. *The Toshiba Portege
3500 Tablet PC and Laptop with Lycoris Desktop/LX Tablet Edition and
ProductivityPak office suite pre-installed for $1899*. This price puts
the De-Tablet on par with regular laptop pricing, opening this new
market up for all interested customers.

*About Lycoris*

Lycoris, located in Maple Valley, Washington, was founded in 2000 with a
vision of making Linux simple enough for everyone and pioneered the
Linux-based home-user desktop. Lycoris packages Open Source applications
for the consumer market and integrates them into Desktop/LX, its simple,
robust OS. Lycoris has enjoyed amazingly positive press coverage in Time
Magazine and other publications as the provider of the best Linux
desktop, whether purchased separately or pre-installed on Desktop/LX
Pcs. For more information please visit http://www.lycoris.com
.

*About Desktop Evolution*

Desktop Evolution combines security, power, and flexibility of the
Embedded Computing on the Microsoft and Linux family of operating
systems with high-performance hardware platforms. Desktop Evolution
provides solutions that offer businesses options in today's complex
marketplace. Headquartered in Staten Island, New York, Desktop Evolution
markets its products through value-added resellers and its on-line
store, worldwide. Founded in 2002, Desktop Evolution has been providing
high-quality computing solutions to a vast array of businesses,
government agencies, and organizations. For more information about NetX
visit http://www.dtev.com.

*About Toshiba Computer Systems Group*

Toshiba Computer Systems Group is a division of Toshiba America
Information Systems, Inc. ("TAIS"), a leading vendor for portable
computers. In addition to notebooks, the company offers portable and
wireless accessories, Pocket PCs, projectors and mobile server computing
solutions for business customers under the Toshiba brand name. For more
information call 1-800-TOSHIBA or visit the company's Web site at
http://www.csd.toshiba.com.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of multiple divisions
that provide computer, communications and imaging products and services.
Products include industry leading portable computers, PDAs, mobile
computing accessories, servers, including communications and portable
servers, storage subsystems, cable modems, digital business telephone
systems, voice-mail, digital cameras, security systems, and projectors.
TAIS provides sales, marketing, services and manufacturing for its wide
range of information products in the United States and Latin America.
TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc.,
a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a world leader in high
technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic
components, products and systems. Toshiba has global sales of over $40
billion and more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.

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