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PCWorld: An Easy-to-Use Linux PC

Aug 29, 2002, 11:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)

"PC purchases traditionally involve choosing a Windows operating system. But now your OS choices are broader. Walmart.com, the online arm of the world's largest retailer, is offering a line of ultrabasic Microtel PCs equipped with a Linux-based OS from Lindows.com. We took a look at the $299 Sysmar701 with LindowsOS 1.1, an interesting entry-level PC somewhat hampered by LindowsOS 1.1's odd mixture of polish and omissions.

"Our Sysmar701 had an 850-MHz Duron processor, a 10GB hard drive, 128MB of RAM, a 22X-52X CD-ROM drive, a Trident Blade video card, a modem, an ethernet card, a keyboard, and speakers, but no floppy drive or monitor. Owners also may download any three pieces of Linux software in the Lindows.com online Click-N-Run Warehouse software library for free (via their own existing Internet connection)..."

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