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ProductivityPak Gets a Major Update

New features and improvements in ProductivityPak Update 1 include:
  • Enhanced support for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents
  • One-click Export to Adobe PDF format ability built in
  • Export to Macromedia Flash format
  • 94 new fonts, including 40 high quality BitstreamTM fonts
  • New Lycoris templates
  • Enhanced look and feel with simplified toolbars and hotkeys
  • Synchronizes with Handspring Visors via USB
  • Faster startup time for Lycoris Office applications
  • Support for even more PDAs
Desktop Linux leader releases new version of Enterprise-ready Office Productivity Suite

Maple Valley, WA - February, 13 2004 - Lycoris today announced the immediate availability of ProductivityPak Update 1, the latest version of its office productivity suite for Desktop/LX users. ProductivityPak Update 1 combines the power and simplicity that customers have come to expect from Lycoris with exciting new features and enhanced Microsoft Office compatibility. The ProductivityPak is available for purchase immediately from all Lycoris resellers, and directly from the Lycoris Store at

The award-winning ProductivityPak has set new standards in power and simplicity. Update 1 continues this tradition, while remaining competitively priced at just $50.

“Lycoris is pleased to provide consumers, businesses and schools with an effective, affordable and easy-to-use alternative to Microsoft Office,” said Joseph Cheek, President and CEO of Lycoris. “ProductivityPak Update 1 includes greatly improved ability to import and export Microsoft Office files and comes with new fonts and templates to make working with Lycoris Office even easier.”

“The ProductivityPak allows people to be productive without having to pay for expensive, proprietary software,” commented Rus Bayne, Vice President of Sales at Lycoris. “ProductivityPak functionality is almost identical to Microsoft Office for most office productivity tasks. Why pay hundreds of dollars when you don't have to?”

The Lycoris ProductivityPak runs on Desktop/LX and provides read and write compatibility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, as well as over twenty other file formats. It also includes Lycoris WebWriter for creating web pages in a “What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) manner and Lycoris PDASync for synchronizing Palm-based PDAs with Desktop/LX.

The Lycoris ProductivityPak includes the following components as standard:

  • ProductivityPak Installer for easy installation
  • Lycoris Writer
  • Lycoris Spreadsheet
  • Lycoris Presents
  • Lycoris Artist
  • Lycoris Web Writer
  • Lycoris PDASync Palm Pilot synchronization tool
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint import and export ability
  • 94 high quality fonts
  • Automatic importing of TrueType fonts on systems that dual-boot with Windows
  • Hundreds of labels and templates
  • Mail merge
  • Automatic spell check and thesaurus in all Lycoris Office applications
  • Integrated look and feel with simplified toolbars and hotkeys

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

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