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  1. Wal-Mart Sells $199 Linux Computer

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    > Today: October 31, 2007 at 11:30:8 PDT
    >
    > Wal-Mart Sells $199 Linux Computer
    > By PETER SVENSSON
    > AP Technology Writer
    >
    > Wal-Mart Sells $199 Linux Computer
    >
    > NEW YORK (AP) - Linux, the free operating system that's a perpetual underdog in the desktop market, will get another chance this holiday season at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
    >
    > The chain was taking orders online Wednesday for a computer called the "Green gPC" that is made by Everex of Taiwan, costs $199 and runs Linux. It will be available in about 600 stores, as well as online, Wal-Mart said.
    >
    > A comparable Everex PC that comes with Windows Vista Home Basic and more memory costs $99 more, or $298, partly because the manufacturer has to pay Microsoft Corp. for a software license. Both computers come with keyboard, mouse, and speakers, but no monitor.


  2. Re: Wal-Mart Sells $199 Linux Computer

    ____/ Matt on Wednesday 31 October 2007 22:53 : \____

    > http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/st...103109792.html
    >
    >
    >> Today: October 31, 2007 at 11:30:8 PDT
    >>
    >> Wal-Mart Sells $199 Linux Computer
    >> By PETER SVENSSON
    >> AP Technology Writer
    >>
    >> Wal-Mart Sells $199 Linux Computer
    >>
    >> NEW YORK (AP) - Linux, the free operating system that's a perpetual underdog
    >> in the desktop market, will get another chance this holiday season at
    >> Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
    >>
    >> The chain was taking orders online Wednesday for a computer called the
    >> "Green gPC" that is made by Everex of Taiwan, costs $199 and runs Linux. It
    >> will be available in about 600 stores, as well as online, Wal-Mart said.
    >>
    >> A comparable Everex PC that comes with Windows Vista Home Basic and more
    >> memory costs $99 more, or $298, partly because the manufacturer has to pay
    >> Microsoft Corp. for a software license. Both computers come with keyboard,
    >> mouse, and speakers, but no monitor.


    Another source (below) says $198. Wal-mart has had this planned for months.
    eSys has offered a similarly-priced PC in the UK for _years_ and Tesco
    recently became its distributor as well.


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    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-980...g=2547-1_3-0-5

    Wal-Mart Starts Selling Linux PCs for $198
    ^^^^
    "Almost the Google PC: Everex gPC available at Wal-Mart

    On Thursday, WalMart begins selling the Everex Green gPC TC2502, a $198,
    low-power, Linux-based PC designed primarily for running Web 2.0
    applications."

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