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LinuxPR: Lycoris Releases Desktop/LX Update 2

Jul 29, 2002, 19:45 (5 Talkback[s])

Lycoris has released a new update to its flagship desktop operating system, Desktop/LX. Desktop/LX now includes a powerful new Control Center, Desktop Sharing, Iris (Internet Rapid Installer for Software) and much more.

Maintatining a focus on ease of use, Lycoris added a new Software Installer to Desktop/LX. Users can now use the powerful new Internet installer, Iris, to browse and install Desktop/LX programs from the Software Gallery. The Software Gallery can be found online at http://www.lycoris.com/webservices/iris/ and serves as a convenient repository for quality programs to enhance Desktop/LX. It contains categories identical to the Desktop/LX Flower Menu to give users a consistent interface, and also offers keyword searching. Once the user find a program they desire, one click installs it onto their Desktop/LX system.

"Iris is another way we simplify the Desktop/LX experience for users switching over from Windows. Being able to install software is now just as easy with Desktop/LX as any other platform. We've gotten quite a few compliments on the simplicity of Iris and how the programs drop in and work without a hassle," states Mike Weltz, Lycoris Sales Director.

The new Desktop/LX Control Center brings simple icon access to all Desktop/LX configuration tasks. Adding new hardware or printers, modifying desktop appearance or fonts, and changing the Internet and network settings are all done through this clean user interface.

Desktop/LX Update 2 gives users the ability to recover from system configuration errors and get assistance with two new features: Video Recovery Mode and Desktop Sharing. If the user has changed hardware or software settings which make it difficult to use Desktop/LX, the user simply holds down the CTRL key at boot time and Desktop/LX enters Video Recovery Mode. From there the user can graphically configure video settings or boot into Desktop/LX with a minimal configuration. Video Recovery Mode also automatically starts if Desktop/LX detects a problem and the X server fails to start during login. Desktop Sharing enables Desktop/LX users to get help over the Internet or local network from other Desktop/LX users by allowing another user to see and control the desktop. Desktop Sharing represents an incredible step forward for corporate help desks and anyone who benefits from visually assisting users.

Another feature of Desktop/LX comes to users on local area networks: right click file sharing. Desktop/LX now has the ability to share any user directory with a simple click of the right mouse button enabling users to collaborate on docutments and share data directly from their Desktop/LX system. Other Desktop/LX users on the network will see shared files in the Desktop/LX Network Broswer which shows Windows and Desktop/LX shares in a simple point and click interface.

The latest release of Desktop/LX also contains better hardware recognition plus expanded wireless networking support. Updated Gphoto and CUPS packages increase the number of supported printers and digital cameras, with additional USB devices, like the Sony Clie, being supported directly in My Linux System for drag and drop access.

New features in Desktop/LX Update 2 include:

  • Desktop/LX Installer enhancements
  • New Control Center
  • New Software Wizard which includes Iris - The Internet Rapid Installer for Software
  • Video Recovery Mode
  • Desktop Sharing
  • Right click file sharing
  • Speed improvements
  • Better Winmodem support
  • Simple firewall GUI control
  • Better support for wireless networking
  • Support for parallel Zip drives in My Linux System
  • More digital cameras supported
  • Better TV card support
  • Updated CUPS with more printer drivers
  • Mozilla 1.0 Final
  • Xfree86 4.2.0
  • Linux kernel version 2.4.18
This new release of Desktop/LX is immediately available for purchase at the Lycoris Store, Fry's Electronics Stores or by contacting the Lycoris sales department at sales@lycoris.com.

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