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Linux Destined for Low-Cost Intel Atom PCs

Mar 31, 2008, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brooke Crothers)

"How do PC companies shave off the last hundred dollars or so to get to $299 or in some cases $199? Easy. They swap out Windows (pricey) for Linux (free).

"Case in point: Home Depot, the home supply store, sells a Mirus-branded desktop with either Windows or Linux. Based on the same hardware, one model sells for $419, the other for $299..."

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