Linux Preloaded–an Insider’s View

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| There is a story today that WalMart’s $200 Linux machine running Ubuntu with
| Enlightenment is sold out and selling like hotcakes.
|
| [...]
|
| I continued to be pleasantly surprised by Ubuntu. Every communication was
| positive. They were going to help in whatever way I needed. By this point it
| was a matter of waiting for the notebooks to come in, then there would be a
| launch with a lot of publicity. I was certain I had a home run on my hands.
| We finally received the notebooks. I loaded them with Ubuntu, customized the
| install so it ran Compiz-Fusion and threw a bunch of extras on the install. I
| was pumped. We had forty notebooks and I knew once the announcement was made,
| we would sell all forty in one day. I would be a hero.
|
| [...]
|
| So, I am glad to see WalMart having great success with its Linux desktops. It
| helps me to feel that I did know what I was talking about, and given
| different circumstances could have really made a go of my idea. I’m not done
| yet…
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http://www.linuxtechdaily.com/2007/1...insiders-view/


Related:

Wal-Mart's Ultra-Efficient Linux PC Sells Out

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| Well...after all the naysaying, it took about a week for Wal-Mart's $200
| green Linux PC to sell out of their online warehouses. Of course, it probably
| isn't selling quite that fast in stores.
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http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1130/


$200 Everex gPC desktop featuring gOS proves to be popular

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| That $200 Everex gPC that Walmart has been advertising has proven to be quite
| the hit in its online store, currently being out of stock but can still be
| picked up at select brick and mortar locations.
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http://tech.blorge.com/Structure
%20/2007/11/11/200-everex-gpc-desktop-featuring-gos-proves-to-be-popular/