ExtremeTech features a review (screenshots included) of the desktop-targetted “Lycoris Linux“, also used to be known as “Redmond Linux”. The author examines the user friendly distribution and its installation procedure, the environment used and more. However, the review is a bit single-sided, as it does not list any problems or disantvantages found on the distribution. In other Linux news, kernel 2.4.18 was released today, but almost everyone from the Linux kernel team advises that after untaring the new kernel, you should immediately patch the source for the 2.4.19-pre1 kernel, as it includes more bug fixes, especially for the SPARC users. Linux kernel compilation tutorial here.
Lycoris Linux Review
2002-02-26 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 16 Comments
I’ve never read a review of a Linux system that was so generally favorable. Has anyone else had such a positive experience with Lycoris? I think I may need to check this out…
I’m definitely a Linux newbie and have been running D/LX alongside a Windows install for about a month now. I must say that it really is as simple as this review makes it sound. Of course I still had to do a little tinkering to get my sound card to work, but other than that most everything worked right away. I’ve really been enjoying learning Linux on this distro because it’s easy enough for a newbie to get set up, but yet there’s still plenty to tinker with underneath.
Eugenia, please don’t link directly to kernel tarballs. All this does is encourage people to download directly off the main kernel.org server instead of from a local mirror, unnecessarily increasing network load on the main site. Slashdot stopped doing this a while ago for this reason, and now they link to the http://www.kernel.org/mirrors/“>kernel.org instead.
> Has anyone else had such
> a positive experience
> with Lycoris
Yup, I tried a very early version -about four or so months ago when it was still “Redmond Linux”. The installation was not quite polished back then, but even so, you could see the distribution was really nice and had great potential as a desktop OS. And yes, I got a prompt reply when I wrote the developers as well.
For some reason I read the name of this distro as Clitoris Linux at first, guess my eyes are messing with me, that would be a interesting distro to say the least. Maybe it was cause i have no idea how to pronouce the real name
speaking of Clitorus Linux….. http://www.linuks.mine.nu/lesbian/
Eugenia please reporta that what is pacaget as 2.4.18 is just the -rc3 and what should be the 2.4.18 is the -rc4 as it is pointed in the changelog.
He there`s a Phoenix Developer Consortium logo in the back ground of one of the pictures. An Amigan developer group. http://www.phinixi.com/
Does anyone care to tell me about the Lycoris Linux spec?
I just want to know what package are being included before downloading it.
Goto the web site (linked form OSnews article Blurp)
they have a section ‘included software
It would have been more interresting if they had compared it to some of the other user friendly Linux distros: Mandrake or SuSE?
2.4.19-pre1 does contain a lot of fixes, but 2.4.18 is only missing the one (two line) change that went into 2.4.18-rc4. That change only concerns some non-x86 platforms, so it’s not a reason for people to run 2.4.19-pre1 which contains a lot more changes. Get 2.4.18-rc4 if you are affected by the problem 🙂
ExtremeTech features a review (screenshots included) of the desktop-targetted “Lycoris Linux”…
OH I’m so sorry. They’re being serious? :p
Another desktop and Loonyx story. Yay.
/me goes and buys a Mac
…therefore it’s not WINdows Emulator. Silly Extreme Tech laddie!
Laugh all you want, OpinionBoy. I like Linux, but I am of the opinion that it’s years away from desktop success. Until I downloaded and tried Lycoris Linux at the request of this article.
I don’t have time to write now, but let me safely saw: this is the easiest Linux I’ve ever used. All needed apps are installed. Installation took LITERALLY 15 minutes maximum. Upgrading is painless. There’s no confusion of the “root” user, just a “system password.”
Way to go Lycoris! Nicely done! I HIGHLY recommend this distribution for those new to Linux who want a simple Linux desktop.
I downloaded Redmond Linux build 44, which is what the Lycoris website links to. Is this the same as Lycoris Desktop/LX?
If so, what’s the correct way to add software? I can manually add the packages from the DevTools CD using rpm, but this seems crude for such a “user friendly” distro.
It does seem pretty nice, though. A lot of it just seems like KDE and Caldera to me..