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Feb 19, 2003, 16:00 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Linux software maker Lycoris is set to announce Wednesday that it will begin selling boxed software through retail giant Wal-Mart, another sign of growing mainstream acceptance of the open-source operating system.

"The online arm of Wal-Mart, which already sells low-budget PCs preconfigured with Lycoris and other versions of Linux, will sell its desktop version of the operating system and two packages of related open-source software, said Jason Spisak, marketing director for Lycoris.

"Lycoris' Desktop LX package includes numerous user interface adjustments that make Linux look and operate similarly to a Windows XP desktop. The $30 package includes open-source applications for editing photos, playing digital media files, and common tasks such as word processing and e-mail..."

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