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Linux PCs: Look Beyond Wal-Mart

Nov 27, 2007, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Yes, you can purchase a $200 Linux PC from Wal-Mart this holiday season. That's great news for consumers and the open source movement. But a lot of bloggers, including The VAR Guy, need to remind readers that it might be wiser to look elsewhere for affordable, reliable Linux PCs. One prime stop should be ZaReason.com. Here's why.

"Sure, Wal-Mart is selling the gPC from Everex, a $200 system that runs gOS--a specialized operating system based on Ubuntu Linux. For that $200, you get a basic PC, keyboard, speakers, mouse, loads of Web-enabled apps and OpenOffice. It's not a gaming system, but thousands of folks are discovering gPC is a solid option for basic web surfing and productivity apps. Although exact sales figures are hard to come by, several reports suggest that Wal-Mart's initial stock of gPCs sold out rapidly..."

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