"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
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