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OS News: WalMart.com Linux PC Shootout

Jul 02, 2003, 01:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J. Scott Edwards)

"I feel that [they] should have done [a] more thorough testing of the Lindows OS machine they had, and more importantly, tested the other versions that were available. I felt like they dismissed Linux without even scratching the surface.

"Then last week the WalMart.com $199 PC I had ordered arrived (with Lycoris Linux on it). And much to my chagrin, after I completed the setup, it wouldn't even boot into the desktop. I was quite disturbed by this.

"And finally yesterday ExtremeTech tested the new Lindows OS 4.0 and gave it a fairly glowing review. They went so far as to say it passed the 'Mom' test..."

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