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OSNews: Lycoris Desktop/LX 'Amethyst Version' Review

Sep 23, 2002, 13:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)


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"Since our last review, Lycoris have released two important components: The Lycoris application packager (IRIS) and the new Control Center.

"The 'Install New Software' option under the 'System Management' submenu on the main Lycoris taskbar menu, will open a (modified) Konqueror window and you will have three options: to install something from a floppy or a CD, or via the net or the option to view/remove existing installed software. The third option just loads the well known KPackage application which comes by default via KDE.

"The second option will load another Konqueror window and it will get you to a page that Lycoris has set up with some categorized applications in it. If you choose to install something, the browser will go to SSL mode and you will need to have registered your Lycoris previously with an authentication key (called ProductID, it comes either if you buy the boxed version of Lycoris, or later via the web for $20 USD) in order to be able to download and install these apps. I have to say that the net installation works like a dream, really nice. No dependancy headaches for the user, just... click and run..."

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