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.