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San Francisco Chronicle: Wal-Mart's Linux-Based Computer Not So Great

Oct 11, 2004, 19:00 (29 Talkback[s])
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"Q: We are in the market for a new computer, which we would use mostly for e-mail, the Internet, letters and reports. I've read about a PC sold online by Wal-Mart that runs Linux instead of Windows. It costs less than $300, so I'm wondering if it would be a good bargain.

"A: Linux has become a reliable operating system for many large corporations, but it isn't ready for prime time in the home..."

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