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NewsForge: Micro Center Isn't a Happy Home for Linux

Apr 18, 2006, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

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"Last November, Linspire issued a press release announcing that Micro Center would be devoting floor space and staff to desktop Linux. I decided to take a trip to my local Micro Center this week to see how that initiative was going. Unfortunately, the answer is not so well.

"According to the release, Micro Center customers should be able to 'try and buy several desktop and laptop computers pre-installed with Linspire Linux.' Further, 'new sections will put desktop Linux software and products in high-traffic areas of the store, giving Linux products a significant amount of retail space and boosting visibility of Linux within each store...'"

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