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Discussion in 'Recording' started by SonOfSmawg, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2000
    Lindows, a Linux-based operating system that's gaining popularity. Walmart is selling a system on the internet, the Microtel SYSMARK401 for $199. However, they're calling the OS "Lycoris" instead of Lindows due to recent legal probs with the name. Hmmm ... but they haven't thought about getting in trouble with Lycos for "Lycoris"? Jeez...
    Anyway ... if you buy the Lindows OS off of the Lindows site, it's $99. If you buy this puter from Walmart, for $199, check-out what you get ...
    VIA C3 800 MHz processor offers comparable performance to the 800 MHz Celeron processor
    133 MHz frontside bus
    128 MB SDRAM, expandable to 1 GB
    133 MHz memory speed
    10 GB Ultra-ATA 100 hard drive, 5400 rpm (total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment)
    52x CD-ROM drive
    Up to 8 MB shared video memory
    Integrated AC '97 CODEC audio
    Integrated 10/100 Ethernet connection
    Micro ATX tower case (14"D x 7"W x 14"H)
    Available drive bays: 5.25-inch external, 3.5-inch external
    Available PCI slot
    High-speed serial port
    Parallel port
    2 front and 2 rear USB ports
    Game port
    104-key keyboard
    2-button mouse with wheel
    Audio port (line-in, line-out, mic-in)
    Stereo speakers
    1-year warranty, return to manufacturer

    Software includes:
    GIMP digital image editor
    Word processor, spreadsheet, presentation maker, addressbook, calendar
    Contact manager and time management
    Digikam digital camera software supporting over 162 digital cameras
    Mozilla Web browser and email client
    XMMS MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV digital music player
    Audio CD player
    Xine DVD/DiVX player
    10 games, including Solitaire, Tetris, Asteroids and Galaga
    Desktop/LX update wizard
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Shockwave Flash
    Java Runtime Environment
    Kooka digital scanner program
    Desktop/LX network browser
    Desktop/LX install wizard
    Desktop/LX remote access control
    Koncd CD burning software
    KDict Dictionary Client
    Supports over 162 digital cameras and scanners
    Full photo-editing suite with over 25 filters and layers
    Capable of opening and saving select Photoshop files
    Send and view digital faxes
    Built-in Web browser
    Record digital audio clips and save as WAV files
    Burn and rip your own music CDs and back up your data onto CD-R or CD-RW
    Maximize your home network by viewing shared files with the network browser
    Simple right-click file sharing
    Built-in firewall for air-tight Internet security
    Data snapshot, backup, and recovery program for configuration changes
    Use Desktop Sharing to export your desktop for remote control or demonstrations on the network
    Powerful remote assistance included for fixing problems via the Internet
    10 games including Tetris, Solitaire, Galaga, and Asteroids
    Get full access to the Iris Software Gallery where you can download additional programs at no charge! Iris includes software for multi-track music editing, Web-page authoring, games, personal money management and more.
    Also, with Lindows, you are not legally limited to one machine like you are with Windows. You can put it on any and all machines in your house. I don't know much about Lindows, and it's still buggy, but it would be cool to check it out. For $199 it would be a great Christmas gift for a kid, and it would give you the legal right to run Lindows on any puter in your house. Then if you don't like Lindows, you still have the little PC that you can install Windows on. I'm thinking about getting one. What do you guys think?
  2. suspec57

    suspec57 Guest

    i heard that lindows is based off of lycoris from a beta tester i met online

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