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Old 06-17-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
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Mandriva Acquires Lycoris

I just saw this news on distro watch:

Mandriva has announced the acquisition of the Lycoris Desktop/LX distribution: "Mandriva the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux distribution, today announced an agreement to purchase several assets from Lycoris, a major North American Linux distribution for home users. As part of this agreement, Lycoris' founder and CEO Joseph Cheek is joining Mandriva to develop a new and advanced Linux desktop product. Since its inception in the year 2000, Lycoris has established a solid reputation for developing easy to use and friendly operating systems targetted to the consumer market." Read the full press release for more details. On a related note, DesktopLinux has published a brief interview with Joseph Cheek, the founder and CEO of Lycoris.

The interview is at:

Is Mandriva in a buying spree?

Does anyone know this Lycoris Linux? I had never heard of it...

Old 06-17-2005, 10:20 AM   #2
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yep I have heard of it- it was one of those "for the idiots" distros ?I think?

this has also been posted as a news story- see
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