Home > Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris > Lycoris Beta 48 ReleasedLycoris Beta 48 Released Submitted by Matthias Toth 2002-08-20 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 12 CommentsGet the new Lycoris beta 48 from an FTP mirror near you. No announcement was published yet for it.About The Author Eugenia LoliEx-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker.Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 12 Comments 2002-08-20 6:43 pm actually, it was announced last week on the lycoris site, but they lost 3 months of posts and announcements over the weekend. 2002-08-20 9:23 pm Have they fixed the mouse problem yet? 2002-08-21 6:22 am More information on the “unfortunate administrative error” (the marketing director mistyped a command as root) is available athttp://www.lycoris.org/article.php?sid=80&mode=&order=0&thold=0The site meltdown has wiped the “official” bugs thread, but there is a little info: the mouse problem hasn’t been fixed yet to my knowledge, but the Network Copy bug apparently has. Some cosmetic details have also been altered. 2002-08-21 12:11 pm More information on the “unfortunate administrative error” (the marketing director mistyped a command as root) is available atLOLWhat is a marketing director doing with the root password to the company’s web server? 2002-08-21 4:01 pm Hmm, I guess that’s why backups are a good idea.Anyways, I’m all for seeing a more user-friendly *nix for the not-quite-so technically inclinced. However, what is with this insane notion that the desktop should look EXACTLY like windows. IMO, windows has one of the most godawful ugly nasty looking desktops out there, all versions. Why would someone want to copy that? And the interface is hardly the most user-friendly.I suppose I will here the same excuse, to make the transition easier. But, has it ever occured that these people might be looking for a CHANGE for windows, not a clone. I seriously doubt, that most of these non-techies really care that much about all the really crappy, unethical and illegal things Microsoft has done as of late. I gaurantee the majority of these users are fed up with the OS not Microsoft. They want a BETTER looking and working OS, not the same damn thing.I hear so many Windows users wowed by the look and feel of OSX and considering paying the outrageous prices for a MAC, not because it is windows like, but because it is BETTER than windows.They are trying to sell easy-linux to people who avoid MS on ethical grounds, yet the people who avoid MS for these reasons don’t need or want an easy-linux windows clone. This is another example of companies not realizing the market they are trying to sell to. These easy-linux distros are grossly mislead and, i’m afraid, will likely fail miserably. Hopefully, I’ll be proved wrong.Maybe, the new RedHat will get right. 2002-08-21 7:27 pm > What is a marketing director doing with the root password to the company’s web server?Well, if you think that Lycoris is just 5 people, you would see that everyone is doing everything to get the company going. 2002-08-21 9:16 pm What I find funny is that Lycoris was able to put together a nice little OS with ROUGHLY 5 people where as M$ has a whole army of developers working on the Windoze OS(course M$ started from the ground up where Lycoris is based of existing Linux works). Just a thought. Peace!Mark 2002-08-21 10:51 pm haven’t tried it since IRIS went shareware, probably won’t try it again either. just that other distros have a similar system for free. it’s strange to pay for user contributed rpms.ok, i maybe will if they ever add KDE 3.i also wish they wouldn’t copy another OS’s theme. o’ course that’s just a simple few mouse clicks to change that. just looks unprofessional to officially clone some one else’s work. 2002-08-21 11:55 pm leave it to linux users to determine what Windows users want. 2002-08-22 12:00 am The Desktop/lx Rpm’s for IRIS are put together by Lycoris. If you want to use IRIS for your downloading then you can otherwise you can go to the .org site and get some there.(as soon as they get them back up) or go to freshmeat and get them there.Nobody really has an IRIS type downloader for free as far as I know. You can always pay Lindows $99.00.IRIS is for new usres who wouldn’t know what an RPM was if there was a reality TV show based on ’em 2002-08-22 7:38 pm I never had time and a computer to try Lycoris, but this looks really good !Linux (and *BSD) is an Excellent OS, but a little too hard to use for people who don’t care about computers and just want something that works without spending too much time on it.Lycoris seems to be the OS thoses people are waiting…I don’t know if it is yet mature, but I hope devellopement will continue ! And one day, everyone will be able to be free from Microsoft !Linux rules ! NetBSD rules ! 2002-08-23 3:15 pm And a *BSD user, and a Beos user, and a windows users, etc, etc. (Actually linux least of all)Actually, I use windows quite a bit in the workplace and at home. (More because I have to than I want to). Functionaly, I think windows 2000 is pretty good. The apex of the windows platform IMO.I form this view from talking to a lot of different windows users, and working on a lot of windows machines. Most people I’ve talked to are not wowed by the look and feel of windows, but stick with it so they can get there work done.There are a lot of people out there, believe it or not, that would like a useable and affordable computer that looks absolutely nothing like windows. Linux developers, this is your market.Tell me, what would be the incentive for a windows user to switch to a platform that’s supposed to work just as good as windows and looks just like windows. Why would they go through the trouble of changing?