NewsForge: Wal-Mart Shipping PCs with Lindows Preinstalled
Jun 14, 2002, 16:00 (37 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)
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"In a move that appears to be a coup for Michael Robertson et
al, Wal-Mart's online store is offering eight different Microtel
PCs with LindowsOS included. The computers sell for USD$299 to $599
and ship in one to seven days.
"NewsForge originally reviewed Wal-Mart's OS-less PCs, a
dramatic move away from the standard Windows-based home computer.
Now the retailer is advertising systems with the LindowsOS
distribution pre-installed, no longer just moving away from
Windows, but now directly competing with it:
"'These computers do not ship with Microsoft Windows. They ship
with an exciting new UNIX based Operating System (OS) named
Lindows. This exciting new OS delivers the stability of UNIX with
the ease of Windows and the ability to run most Microsoft programs.
These computer systems are a perfect low cost alternative to
computers preloaded with Microsoft Windows...'