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Lycoris and Hanzen Corporation Announce Agreement to Bring Lycoris Software to Asian Markets

Leading provider of cross-platform alternative to Microsoft® Office selects Lycoris to bring Open Source to Taiwanese computer industry

LinuxWorld, San Francisco - Thursday, August 5, 2004 - Lycoris, the leading provider of desktop Linux solutions for the consumer market, today announced that Hanzen Corporation, a leading provider of high-quality software solutions in the China market, will act as its exclusive distributor in Taiwan.

"Lycoris is committed to bringing choice to every computer user," said Rus Bayne, Vice President of Sales at Lycoris. "Lycoris software will provide consumers, businesses and schools in Taiwan with affordable, easy to use alternatives to expensive and proprietary Microsoft products. We are excited about Hanzen promoting Lycoris products in Taiwan."

"Hanzen is working hard to help OEM Manufacturers find alternatives for Microsoft products," said Charlie Paglee, CEO of Hanzen Corporation. "Lycoris Desktop/LX is an excellent way to help OEMs lower manufacturing costs while maintaining a user interface consumers are already familiar with."

Hanzen Corporation is also exploring OEM distribution arrangements for Desktop/LX Tablet Edition, the only alternative to Windows® XP Tablet Edition currently available. "During our first month distributing Lycoris Desktop/LX we were able to enter into relationships with a full 50% of the world's Tablet PC OEM manufacturers," Charlie added.

Lycoris products include:

  • Desktop/LX 1.4 - the premiere alternative to Windows® that's familiar, powerful and fun, featuring an all-new desktop experience by KDE 3.2.3, Bitstream's btX2 font rendering technology and Lycoris' exclusive AI2 application environment for Linux.
  • Desktop/LX Tablet Edition - the world's first alternative to Microsoft Windows® XP Tablet Edition. Lycoris has developed 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.

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 Hanzen Corporation

Hanzen Corporation is the leading distributor of software to OEM computer manufacturers in Taiwan and mainland China. We link software developers directly to the OEM manufacturers who manufacture products that are distributed to millions of consumers worldwide. Our customers include over fifty motherboard and notebook manufacturers, system integrators and semiconductor manufacturers. Visit Hanzen Corporation on the web at www.hanzen.cn.

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