October 25, 2002

WalMart.com now selling Lycoris Desktop/LX pre-installed

Jason Spisak writes: Lycoris Desktop/LX, the well-made operating system heralded as the "best bet" for a Linux desktop by Chris Taylor of Time Magazine, continues its march onto the Desktop. Desktop/LX is now available on Microtel PCs at WalMart.com. After undergoing the Desktop/LX Certification process to ensure consumer satisfaction, nine different Microtel PCs from $228 and up are now available. For the first time, home users, businesses, and schools can purchase this high-quality alternative to Windows pre-installed on desktop PCs.

All Microtel Desktop/LX Certified PCs include the Desktop/LX operating system. Desktop/LX also includes the following software features without any additional downloading:

  • With support for over 162 Digital Cameras, 800 printers and scanner support, your digital pictures jump to life
  • Includes a full photo editing suite with over 25 filters, layers, transparency, and capable of opening and saving select Photoshop® files
  • Pump up the volume with Ogg Vorbis, MP3, CDs and WAV digital music, streaming music, playlists, and online music database access
  • Be productive right out of the box with the included Word Processor, Address book, Calendar, Spreadsheet and Presentation software
  • Watch DivX, AVI, Mpeg, files and other formats full screen with dynamic sound
  • Communicate digitally via email, AOL® instant messages, and relay chat
  • Send and view digital faxes
  • Pre-configured with RealPlayer®, Flash® plugin, Java® and Acrobat Reader®, the built in Web Browser gives you an interactive Internet experience
  • Burn and rip your own music CD's and backup your data onto CD-R or CD-RW
  • Maximize your home network by viewing shared files with the Network Browser
  • Simple right click file sharing
  • Built-in Firewall for air-tight Internet security
  • Data snapshot, backup, and recovery program for configuration changes
  • Video Recovery mode
  • Use Desktop Sharing to export your desktop for remote control or demonstrations on the network
  • Powerful Remote Assistance included for fixing problems via the Internet
  • 10 games including Tetris&reg, Solitaire, Galaga&reg, and Asteroids®

With Desktop/LX, you get peak performance from your Microtel PC from the moment you power it up. Desktop/LX also includes unlimited access to the Iris Software Gallery for each Desktop/LX computer, where users can download hand-picked software with one click. Desktop/LX makes installing new software easy and fun. Keeping Desktop/LX PCs up to date is simple as well with the Desktop/LX Update Wizard. Users can stay current with security updates and operating system enhancements for free.

"At Lycoris, we believe users should get certain benefits included in the price of Desktop/LX. That's why we include free access to Iris and Updates for as long as we support that version of Desktop/LX. No extra fees, just great software," states Jason Spisak, Marketing Director for Lycoris.

Desktop/LX has garnered industry respect as a well-made product that combines the familiarity of Windows with the value and power of Linux. Refinements in ease of use for the Linux desktop, such as the Network Browser, My Linux System, Desktop Sharing, Remote Assistance and Video Recovery mode make Desktop/LX a leader in giving Linux the convenience expected from a desktop operating system.

"The best bet right now is Lycoris Desktop/LX...Lycoris has done an excellent job of hiding all the scary jargon usually associated with Linux," explains Chris Taylor in the August 26th issue of Time Magazine.

Microtel has exploded into the OEM spotlight as the provider of PCs for WalMart.com. With an emphasis on quality and value, Microtel PCs are a perfect match for the consumer interested in a Desktop/LX Certified new computer. The specifications of the base model, Microtel LX 1840, are impressive for the price and include the following:

  • VIA C3 800 MHz processor offers comparable performance to the 800 MHz Celeron processor
  • 133 MHz frontside bus
  • 128 MB SDRAM, expandable to 1 GB
  • 133 MHz memory speed
  • 10 GB Ultra-ATA 100 hard drive, 5400 rpm (total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment)
  • 52x CD-ROM drive
  • Up to 8 MB shared video memory
  • Integrated AC '97 CODEC audio
  • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet connection
  • Micro ATX tower case (14"D x 7"W x 14"H)
  • Available drive bays: 5.25-inch external, 3.5-inch external
  • Available PCI slot
  • High-speed serial port
  • Parallel port
  • 2 front and 2 rear USB ports
  • Game port
  • 104-key keyboard
  • 2-button mouse with wheel
  • Audio port (line-in, line-out, mic-in)
  • Stereo speakers
  • 1-year warranty, return to manufacturer

This exciting new release of Desktop/LX is available for purchase from Wallmart Online

About Lycoris

Lycoris, located in Redmond, Washington, was founded in 2000 with a vision of making Linux simple enough for anyone to use. Lycoris packages Open Source applications for the consumer market and integrates them into Desktop/LX, their simple, robust Linux desktop. Lycoris has enjoyed amazingly positive press coverage and has rocketed into the spotlight as the provider of Desktop/LX and the ProductivityPak office suite. For more information please visit the Lycoris website at www.lycoris.com.

About Microtel

Microtel Computer Systems through its built-to-order business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Microtel desktop PCs are sold through U.S. retailers, System Integrators, and VARS/VADS. Visit www.buymicrotel.com for more information.

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