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Redmond, WA - September 19, 2003- Lycoris Desktop/LX Update 3 hits shelves this week, combining all the power and simplicity of Desktop/LX with the latest Lycoris technology. This much anticipated Update to the award winning Desktop/LX OS features a new Help Center with interactive audio-visual tutorials, hundreds of updated drivers, crisper font handling, increased printer support for HP printers, extended digital camera support from Vivitar and Olympus, auto-configuration of WiFi connections, and exclusive Signature Wallpapers from Organic Light Photography. Desktop/LX Update 3 is now available on, all Lycoris resellers, and direct from the Lycoris Store at

Desktop/LX has garnered industry respect and high-marks for OS simplicity, familiarity and affordability. This amazing operating system currently sells pre-installed on PCs from vendors such as, as well as brand new Laptops and Tablet PCs based on Toshiba hardware from Desktop Evolution. The Desktop/LX Certified hardware program now encompasses peripheral vendors such as Vivitar and Olympus to ensure seamless migration for customers to their new Desktop/LX OS Linux-based platform. "This is a powerful step in the emergence of choice for PC users," states Joseph Cheek, Lycoris CEO. "We have taken thousands of emails, phone calls, and test results from customers who had suggestions, issues, and ideas about how to make Desktop/LX better. We listened to our customers, and worked hard to give them a strong product. As a team, we have delivered on that promise."

New Features and Improvements in Desktop/LX Update 3 include:

  • Improved Support for over 1000 printers
  • Improved Support for HP printers
  • Improved Support for Vivitar digital cameras
  • Improved Support for Olympus digital cameras
  • Improved Dozens of new video card drivers for popular cards like Nvidia, Matrox, and ATI.
  • Enhanced Network Browser with full read/write support and new Windows sharing code for added stability
  • New Right click mapping of network drives
  • New Ability to connect to different shares as a different users
  • Improved Better font rendering
  • Improved Better graphics - animated mouse cursors, expanded icon set, additional Lycorizations.
  • New Vibrant signature wallpapers from Organic Light Photography
  • New Battery status meter for laptops and expanded ACPI support
  • New Auto configuration of Wi-Fi (802.11b) cards in networks with default settings
  • Enhanced Updated Xine media player plays more formats, including WMA and WMV.
  • Enhanced More skins and visual effects for the XMMS media player
  • Updated Version of Acrobat® Reader
  • Updated Version of Macromedia Flash® Player
  • Updated Version of Mozilla with enhanced spell check capability
  • Improved USB device recognition with more USB peripherals appearing in My Linux System
  • New Installation from a USB CD-ROM capability added
  • Improved Graphical boot and login process
  • Enhanced Help Center with audio/visual Viewlet tutorials
  • New Desktop/LX Welcome application for getting started fast

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