Lycoris (company)

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Lycoris, (formerly Redmond Linux Corp.), was started in the year 2000 with the intent to make free software easy enough for anyone to use.[1] Redmond Linux was founded by Joseph Cheek, an entrepreneur who had previously worked for Linuxcare.[2] In late 2001 it merged with embedded systems company DeepLinux; the merged entity was named Redmond Linux Corporation.[1] The company's first product was Redmond Linux Personal, an easy-to-use Linux desktop operating system. The company was renamed Lycoris in January 2002 and its assets were acquired by Mandriva on June 15, 2005.[3]

The flagship product of Lycoris was Lycoris Desktop/LX, a Linux distribution. The company was based in Maple Valley, Washington, USA.[4] Lycoris is currently part of Mandriva.

Lycoris Desktop/LX[edit]

Lycoris Desktop/LX installer was originally based on Caldera International's OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 distribution with the rest of the distribution built from the kernel up.[1] The desktop and applications looked a lot like Microsoft Windows XP, right down to the background image[5] that shipped with the software.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Linux.com :: Redmond Linux: Stripped-down Linux business aims at desktop newbies". linux.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  2. ^ "DesktopLinux.com interviews Redmond Linux CTO Joseph Cheek". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2001-12-17. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Mandriva acquires Lycoris, boosts US presence, desktop prowess". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2005-06-17. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  4. ^ Distrowatch.lafox.net Archived 2007-08-10 at Archive.is
  5. ^ "http://www.osnews.com/img/5517/lycoris1.jpg". osnews.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18.  External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ "The Little Penguin That Could - TIME". time.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18.