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Techworld: No Cheap Linux for UK Users

Jul 26, 2003, 07:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Judge)

"Much has been made of the $169 diskless Linux PC launched by Lindows in the US, but it seems there are no plans to sell it in Europe.

"Techworld has been unable to uncover any European distribution for it--in fact the similar £250 E-scape Li, launched by Evesham in October has been quietly discontinued in favour of a Mandrake solution.

"European vendors agree that cutting corners on a machine that may not be easy to use is not a great idea.

"Evesham's E-scape was intended for economy-minded customers, but apparently met with little success. The company quietly discontinued the E-scape in June and launched the E-Linux 2400, a more upmarket Linux PC..."

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