July 17, 2003

Lycoris Unveils OS For Tablet PC Platform

Jason Spisak writes
"Redmond, WA - July 15, 2003 - Lycoris unveiled its new OS for the tablet PC, Desktop/LX Tablet Edition, into the hands of tablet manufacturers and resellers this week. Seen as a giant step into a new market for the Linux software company responsible for the award winning Desktop/LX OS, Tablet Edition gives OEMs and vertical markets access to an inexpensive operating system capable of running on the Tablet PC platform. “For example, a retailer can now opt for the less expensive Desktop/LX Tablet Edition on their tablets and save over $100 per unit on the floor,” remarks Jason Spisak, Vice President of Market Development of Lycoris,.“and that directly affects the bottom line.

This
incredible new foray into the small world of tablet computers
establishes Lycoris as a Linux technology leader in a space
previously only inhabited by Microsoft. Lycoris has developed
special technology for this platform such as a keyboard-free user
interface, touch screen driver integration and USB CD-ROM
installation enhancements. Desktop/LX Tablet Edition is tailored
specifically for OEMs in the tablet PC space and Lycoris is working
hand in hand with them to ensure an enjoyable customer experience.
Desktop/LX Tablet Edition retails for $49.95 and installs in less
than 20 minutes on average PC hardware, allowing OEMs to maintain
strong profit margins while providing a tangible value.

Desktop/LX
Tablet Edition Features:

Full
Desktop OS

Perfect
for dedicated tasks that require printing and full desktop
capability.

Mozilla

Full
web browser with Java, Flash, RealPlayer, CSS, Javascript, and
XHTML.

Network
Browser

Easy
access to shared files.

GIMP

Digital
photo and image editing.

Light
Office Suite

Built
in productivity

First
Run Wizard

Simplified
tablet setup

Power
Management

Maximize
battery life

Tablet
XGalaga

A
Special version of XGalaga customized to use the touchscreen
features of the OS.

One
of the primary features of the Tablet PC is keyboardless operation.
Desktop/LX Tablet Edition contains technology that allows the OS to
be installed and operated without a keyboard. The onscreen virtual
keyboard
allows users to enter text such as passwords as if a
standard 101 key input was attached.

Monitoring
power reserves is essential to the disconnected operation of a Tablet
PC. Lycoris has created a special battery system tray icon
which gives users one-look access to remaining battery life. A simply
click gives more specific percentage readout of the power left on the
tablet.

Tablet
PCs with Desktop/LX pre-installed are already in production. OEMs
are invited to have their tablet Desktop/LX Certified today in order
to start taking advantage of Lycoris' low-cost, proven technology and
offer an alternative to their cutstomers.

For
more information, contact the Lycoris Sales Team or visit Lycoris
online at http://www.lycoris.com/products/tablet/.

Lycoris
Familiar.
Powerful. Open.

Sales
Team:
+1
(360) 510-3828

sales@lycoris.com

Media
Team:
+1
(323) 445-2646
press@lycoris.com

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