Home > Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris > Lycoris Desktop/LX 1.4 Out in July Lycoris Desktop/LX 1.4 Out in July Submitted by Thom Holwerda 2004-06-04 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 20 Comments Desktop/LX 1.4 (formerly known as Update 4) is coming in July. It features an updated desktop powered by KDE 3.2.2 and its newer kernel supports even more hardware. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 20 Comments 2004-06-04 9:08 pm Good thing for them since http://www.distrowatch.com just stripped them of their ‘Majour distributions’ page for not being updated in a long time and still having kde 2.2.2 http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20040517#lycoris 2004-06-04 9:13 pm I think we all saw that (don’t we all read Distrowatch?) but the thing is, they are now back and, in fact, ranked #16 in the HPD list. Furthermore, their Distrowatch page still says the distribution is active. So what does that tell you? 2004-06-04 9:15 pm Sweet! 3.2.2, who woulda thought? They always lagged a lil behind.. but that’s mostly b/c of their customizations, I imagine. but wow… finally something up-to-date with the same tweaks! congrats to the Lycoris team! 2004-06-04 9:19 pm I wonder whether it will be a 2.6 or 2.4 series kernel? 2.6 sure would be nice. 2004-06-04 9:30 pm Good they’ve updated their distro. Even though the older version lagged behind, they were indeed very good products– in fact, Lycoris was my favourite distro besides MDK for a while. I was pleasently surprised when I recieved the E Newsletter 2004-06-04 10:30 pm I would probably think some sort of 2.4 – 2.6 hasn’t had time to fully mature yet as the 2.4 series has. 2004-06-05 2:22 am I only hope that the new KDE 3.2 plastik style gets included with Lycoris by default. I just installed Knoppix 3.4 earlier this week, and it still comes preconfig. with Keramik (sorry but Keramik is UGLY) — Knoppix doesn’t even include plastik as an option. Here is hoping Lycoris implements everything good about KDE 3.2 2004-06-05 2:47 am I am not saying plastik is ugly but what’s so great about it? My desktop has a little bit of everything; keramik, beos, wallpaper is alien night, etc. That’s why I think kde is so great because you can configure to your hearts contend. 2004-06-05 3:11 am Yes. But, some of us are not very creative. We know what we like when we see it. Therefore, it is nice to have people who have that talent put it all together for us. 2004-06-05 4:14 am Lycoris = Linux on Crack The home grown theme used by the addicts at Lycoris (aka Redmond Linux) is the most bizarre default theme found in a Linux Distro. Its software bundling/presentation is far to simular to Microsoft’s Windows XP. Maybe its the company’s close proximity to Microsoft thats the root of all this foolishness. I’m also suprised to see Microsoft isn’t unleashing a horde of lawyers on them too. 2004-06-05 5:01 am Lycoris was the first Linux that stayed on my computer for more than a month. Lycoris made it possible for me to set up computers I built from parts for people who could not afford them, people who can now work from home, kids can research there homework, etc. The ease of use AND the low bloat added up to the perfect product for what I needed at the time. I quit using it because of the SLOW upgrade times, and found Mepis. I now use Mepis as my main system, but as soon as Lycoris Desktop/LX 1.4 comes out it will go back on for a test drive. I say Go Lycoris! 2004-06-05 5:38 am Anyone that shops at Walmart – US at least. http://www.lycoris.com/press/walmartboxed.php The Walmart a few blocks from me (in Canada) currently does not sell computers. 2004-06-05 6:43 am come on – where’s the big “new” thing in longhorn? “IE will be able to stop popups” – oh yeah, never seen THAT before. i like lycoris, maybe i install it on my laptop (i have debian unstable @home). lycoris looks good and that’s important – for an average user, the GUI actually IS the OS becauce that’s something they can “touch” and use. lycoris is just about that – if you need “technology”, just install a different distribution… 2004-06-05 11:42 am Finally new splashscreen! Yes finally 52 new wallpapers! They seams to really be working hard with their distro. For me they are in the same league as BeOS Zeta. 2004-06-05 5:14 pm I have to agree here. These guys seem to be making some major announcements. KDE 3.2.2 means cutting edge. They are being evasive on what kernel is in there but I have heard rumors that it will be 2.6 series AND I’ve heard rumors that it will be 2.4.26 like Xandros…or maybe I’m just hearing the truth from both camps? Dual kernel for once? 52 wallpapers! That’s more than XP comes with – in fact ANY OS comes with! Looks like Iris is getting updated, and I have to agree with everybody that this looks like they’re more cutting edge. I have to say that Distrowatch jumped the gun here. Distrowatch removed them like only a week ago. Apparently they can’t wait for the release. If you look around, Lycoris Desktop/LX is almost EVERYONE’S first Linux. A huge number of people in the Debian camp graduated from there (I know I did) but it might be even more powerful now. Way to go Lycoris! 2004-06-05 5:52 pm “. If you look around, Lycoris Desktop/LX is almost EVERYONE’S first Linux.” thats a gross overestimation. 2004-06-06 9:20 pm Currently, there is no Lycoris pre-loaded machines sold at walmart. hmm. Not sure, what happened ? 2004-06-07 5:45 am Thats a lot more good wallpapers than you get with XP (20 non patterns) and a lot more than you get with standard KDE 3.2.2 (Can’t count don’t have access currently) These wallpapers are just cake icing for sure. The real features are the new kernel and definatley KDE 3.2.2 which is a massive improvment for them. 2004-06-07 11:36 am Just wanted to make a point here… Work has never stopped on Lycoris Desktop/LX. People seemed to think that because it didn’t update KDE that it was a dead project. It has been worked on constantly. Now with 1.4, it’ll be even better. Everyone will be pleasantly surprised with the improvements, and the additional features. The improvements will even make the experienced user want to use Desktop/LX as their daily driver. No, I won’t get into specifics, but if you liked Desktop/LX in the past, but left because it was missing something you wanted, you might check back in next month, because you’re going to like it again. If you didn’t like it in the past, you might just change your mind. 2004-06-09 9:15 pm Wow. Now the comment’s been deleted entirely. But to address your response, Eugenia, basically what you’re saying is that you found it unpleasant. And as is becoming increasingly obvious, the terms of service are moot; the only criteria that matter are your perceptions of what is pleasant or not. I suggest you change the name of this site to “Eugenia’s blog”, since it’s obviously a vanity effort rather than an honest attempt to build a web community. BTW: my concern was not that readers didn’t understand the distinction, it was that your “staff” (ahem) frequently elide it.