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Lycoris and MoBitS Announce Agreement to Pre-Install Desktop/LX Tablet Edition on MoBitS Tablet Computers

MoBitS Tablet Computer Specifications:
  • Standard weight: 1.19kg with battery pack
  • 7 display sizes from 6.4" to 17", 800x600 screen resolution
  • Transmeta Crusoe processor, 800Mhz or 1GHz
  • 256Mb or 512Mb DDR SDRAM
  • 20Gb or 40Gb 2.5" IDE Hard Disk Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce 4 graphics card
  • Integrated WiFi 80211b or 80211g
  • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
  • Optional Bluetooth and modem
  • Ports:
    • One mini-VGA
    • One USB 2.0
    • One LAN (RJ-45)
    • One PCMCIA Type-II Slot
    • One pair of earphone/Mic
    • Built-in WiFi antenna
    • Optional shared Bluetooth antenna
    • Optional built-in WAN antenna

Leading Taiwanese System Builder brings choice the Tablet PC; selects Desktop/LX Tablet Edition to power selected MoBitS Tablet computers

LinuxWorld, San Francisco - Thursday, August 5, 2004 - Lycoris, the leading provider of desktop Linux solutions for the consumer market, today announced that MoBitS Electronics, Inc., an innovative designer and manufacturer of mobile computing solutions based in Taiwan, has selected Desktop/LX Tablet Edition as an alternative to Windows® XP for its entire range of Tablet computers. Adding to the growing list of OEMs who see the expansion of Linux desktop market, MoBitS chose Lycoris Desktop/LX to target the less-technical customer and bring Linux to a broader audience.

"The Tablet PC platform has been held back by the lack of an alternative to Windows® XP Tablet Edition," said Joseph Cheek, CEO and Founder of Lycoris. "MoBitS' decision to offer Desktop/LX Tablet Edition pre-installed on its Tablet PCs will lower the cost barriers put up by Microsoft, and help bring the benefits of Tablet computing to thousands of consumers and business users world wide."

"We are very excited about working with Lycoris to bundle Desktop/LX Tablet Edition," said Starry Chen, CEO of MoBitS. "Desktop/LX includes all of the features our customer base is asking for at a substantial savings over Microsoft. When we bundle Windows® XP Tablet Edition, Microsoft ends up making more for each system we manufacture than we do. Lycoris allows us to lower the system cost substantially and bring value to our customers."

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 MoBitS to ensure an enjoyable customer experience. Desktop/LX Tablet Edition will allow MoBitS 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 MoBitS

MoBitS is a leading designer and manufacturer of mobile computing solutions. MoBitS focuses on developing unique niche products for large computer resellers and specialized companies concentrating on vertical markets. MoBitS' design team has over one hundred man-years of experience building leading edge products for the world's largest computer manufacturers, with a focus on quality and performance.

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