WalMart.com now selling Lycoris Desktop/LX pre-installed on Microtel PCs
REDMOND, WA -- October 25th, 2002 -- Lycoris Desktop/LX, the well-made operating system heralded as the "best bet" for a Linux desktop by Chris Taylor of Time Magazine, continues its march onto the Desktop. Desktop/LX is now available on Microtel PCs at WalMart.com. After undergoing the Desktop/LX Certification process to ensure consumer satisfaction, nine different Microtel PCs from $228 and up are now available. For the first time, home users, businesses, and schools can purchase this high-quality alternative to Windows pre-installed on desktop PCs.
All Microtel Desktop/LX Certified PCs include the Desktop/LX operating system. Desktop/LX also includes the following software features without any additional downloading:
With Desktop/LX, you get peak performance from your Microtel PC from the moment you power it up. Desktop/LX also includes unlimited access to the Iris Software Gallery for each Desktop/LX computer, where users can download hand-picked software with one click. Desktop/LX makes installing new software easy and fun. Keeping Desktop/LX PCs up to date is simple as well with the Desktop/LX Update Wizard. Users can stay current with security updates and operating system enhancements for free.
"At Lycoris, we believe users should get certain benefits included in the price of Desktop/LX. That's why we include free access to Iris and Updates for as long as we support that version of Desktop/LX. No extra fees, just great software," states Jason Spisak, Marketing Director for Lycoris.
Desktop/LX has garnered industry respect as a well-made product that combines the familiarity of Windows with the value and power of Linux. Refinements in ease of use for the Linux desktop, such as the Network Browser, My Linux System, Desktop Sharing, Remote Assistance and Video Recovery mode make Desktop/LX a leader in giving Linux the convenience expected from a desktop operating system.
"The best bet right now is Lycoris Desktop/LX...Lycoris has done an excellent job of hiding all the scary jargon usually associated with Linux," explains Chris Taylor in the August 26th issue of Time Magazine.
Microtel has exploded into the OEM spotlight as the provider of PCs for WalMart.com. With an emphasis on quality and value, Microtel PCs are a perfect match for the consumer interested in a Desktop/LX Certified new computer. The specifications of the base model, Microtel LX 1840, are impressive for the price and include the following:
This exciting new release of Desktop/LX is available for purchase from Walmart Online
Lycoris, located in Redmond, Washington, was founded in 2000 with a vision of making Linux simple enough for anyone to use. Lycoris packages Open Source applications for the consumer market and integrates them into Desktop/LX, their simple, robust Linux desktop. Lycoris has enjoyed amazingly positive press coverage and has rocketed into the spotlight as the provider of Desktop/LX and the ProductivityPak office suite. For more information please visit the Lycoris website at www.sociologyby.org.
Microtel Computer Systems through its built-to-order business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Microtel desktop PCs are sold through U.S. retailers, System Integrators, and VARS/VADS. Visit www.buymicrotel.com for more information.
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