Lycoris Boxed Software Rolled Out at Walmart.com
REDMOND, WA -- Februrary 19th, 2003 -- As another example of leadership in the consumer Linux desktop space, Lycoris is the first alternative operating system company to be selling its boxed products at Walmart.com for under $50 each. Consumers, businesses, and schools can now buy the Desktop/LX OS and the ProductivityPak office suite, as well as pre-order the hot new GamePak directly from Walmart.com. Lycoris offers low-cost alternatives to Microsoft's core products and has enabled consumers to buy an entire desktop OS for $29.95 and office suite for $49.95 for the first time from the same company.
The exciting new Desktop/LX operating system includes the following
incredible software features without any additional downloading:
All this software is included for the $29.95 price with no hidden charges or additional fees. Another added feature of Desktop/LX is unlimited access to the Iris Software Gallery with each Desktop/LX purchase, where users can download hand-picked software with one click. Choose from categories like Internet and Networking, Productivity, Games and Puzzles, Pictures and Photos, Music and Movies, Accessories, Desktop and Appearance, and System Tools. Desktop/LX makes installing new software easy and fun.
Desktop/LX comes with software like a photo editor right out of the box because users shouldn't have to waste time downloading megabytes of software just to make their computer useful. On top of that, you get unlimited access to the Iris Software Gallery included for enhancements, instead of having to pay for software you could already find on the Net," states Joseph Cheek, the Founder and President of Lycoris.
Complementing this new OS is the Lycoris ProductivityPak office suite, which is also available at Walmart.com. This exciting software package includes Lycoris Office, Lycoris PDASync Palm Pilot synchronization tool, and hundreds of labels and templates for 15 percent of the cost of Office XP. The ProductivityPak runs on Desktop/LX and provides read and write compatibility with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, plus over twenty other formats.
Features of the ProductivityPak include:
Embracing the growing customer demand for gaming products, Lycoris and Walmart.com are making the new GamePak available for pre-sale. The hot new Lycoris GamePak gaming suite includes five full action-packed games in the trademark Lycoris easy install package, plus access to WineX, TransGaming Technologies' cross platform gaming software that gives users the ability to play over 200 Windows games on Desktop/LX. The GamePak includes Racer in-car racing action, Possible Worlds underwater adventure, BZFlag networked tank battle game, FreeCiv civilization strategy game, and Falcon's Eye for the dungeon gamer. At the affordable price of $34.95, gamers get five times the action for the price of a single game. For a complete tour, please visit www.sociologyby.org/products/gamepak/
Lycoris, located in Redmond, Washington, was founded in 2000 with a vision of making Linux simple enough for everyone, and pioneered the Linux-based home-user desktop. Lycoris packages Open Source applications for the consumer market and integrates them into Desktop/LX, its simple, robust OS. Lycoris has enjoyed amazingly positive press coverage inTime Magazine and other publications as the provider of the best Linux desktop, whether purchased separately or pre-installed on Desktop/LX PCs sold by Walmart.com. For more information please visit the Lycoris website at http://www.sociologyby.org or contact Lycoris Media Relations at +1 (323) 445-2646
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