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Lycoris and Dialogue Technology Announce Agreement to Pre-Install Desktop/LX Tablet Edition on FlyBook Tablet Computers

Dialogue FlyBook Ultra-Portable Notebook
  • Weight: approx. 1230g (with standard battery pack)
  • 8.9" wide-view 1024 x 600 (Wide-XGA) touch panel display
  • 1GHz Transmeta Crusoe TM-5800 Processor
  • ATi Radeon Mobility video chipset, with built-in 16MB VRAM
  • 512MB DDR SDRAM
  • 40 GB Ultra DMA 66/100 Hard Disk Drive
  • Built-in 802.11b Wireless LAN function
  • Built-in 56K Modem and 10/100Mbps Ethernet
  • Built-in WiFi antenna
  • Optional shared Bluetooth antenna
  • Optional built-in WAN antenna
  • Ports:
    • One mini-VGA
    • One Video-Out
    • Two USB 2.0
    • Two 1394 Firewire
    • One LAN (RJ-45)
    • One PSTN(RJ-11)
    • One PCMCIA Type-II Slot
    • One pair of earphone/Mic
    • One external wireless WAN antenna connection socket

Leading Taiwanese System Builder brings choice the Tablet PC; selects Desktop/LX Tablet Edition to power its ultra-portable notebook line

LinuxWorld, San Francisco - Thursday, August 5, 2004 - Lycoris, the leading provider of desktop Linux solutions for the consumer market, today announced that Dialogue Technology Corporation, a successful system design company based in Taiwan, has selected Desktop/LX Tablet Edition as an alternative to Windows® XP Tablet Edition for its range of ultra-portable notebook computers. Adding to the growing list of OEMs who see the expansion of Linux desktop market, Dialogue Technology chose Lycoris Desktop/LX as the vehicle to target the less-technical customer and bring Linux to a broader audience.

"More and more system builders are looking for a way to break Microsoft's stranglehold on the desktop market," said Joseph Cheek, CEO and Founder of Lycoris. "Dialogue Technology's decision to pre-install Desktop/LX Tablet Edition on its FlyBook notebooks will help bring choice to thousands of consumers world wide."

"We have seen a huge demand for Linux pre-installed on our FlyBook notebook line since they first debuted earlier this year," said Jack Lee, President of Dialogue Technology Corporation. "Together with Lycoris, we can now fulfill this demand for our customers worldwide. Thanks to Desktop/LX Tablet Edition, the FlyBook is primed to take a leading position in the ultra-portable computing market."

Desktop/LX Tablet Edition is the world's first alternative to Microsoft Windows® XP Tablet Edition, and establishes Lycoris as a Linux technology leader in a space previously only inhabited by Microsoft. Lycoris has developed special technology for this platform, including a keyboard-free user interface, gesture-based handwriting recognition, touch screen driver integration, screen rotating support, advanced power management features 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 Dialogue Technology to ensure an enjoyable customer experience. Desktop/LX Tablet Edition will allow Dialogue to maintain strong profit margins while providing a tangible value to their customers.

About Lycoris

Lycoris was founded in 2000 with a vision of making Linux simple enough for everyone. Lycoris packages Open Source applications for the consumer market and integrates them into Desktop/LX, its simple, robust operating system. Lycoris has enjoyed amazingly positive press coverage in Time Magazine and other publications. Lycoris is positioning itself as the leading provider of the best Linux based operating system specifically targeted for the desktop market, whether purchased separately or pre-installed on Desktop/LX PCs. The company is also the leader in the Linux Tablet arena, pioneering the first and so far only Linux-based Tablet PC operating system, Desktop/LX Tablet Edition. Lycoris sets the standard that all others follow. Visit Lycoris on the web at www.sociologyby.org.

About Dialogue Technology Corporation

Dialogue Technology has been a successful system design company for years. Most of the patents and technologies owned relate to system kernel construction, advanced UI, device management and system compactness. This accumulated design asset has been over 90 man-years. The complete awareness of design and engineering becomes the strong and solid background for the support of every product and technology, helping us achieve maximum benefits for customers. Both our standard and ODM products have helped our customers realize significant gains over their competition. Visit Dialogue Technology on the web at www.dialogue.com.tw.

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