Why Wal-Mart Won't Have Linux Desktops on its Store Shelves
Mar 17, 2008, 21:45 (8 Talkback[s])
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"The other day, Wal-Mart let it slip that it would no longer be
selling Linux-powered computers in its stores. The retail giant
will, however, continue to sell Linux desktop and laptop systems
via its online store.
"On March 10, Wal-Mart spokesperson Melissa O'Brien told the
Associated Press that Wal-Mart had decided not to restock its
in-store gOS Linux-powered Everex Green gPC TC2502. 'This really
wasn't what our customers were looking for,' O'Brien said.
"Wal-Mart, according to Everex, will continue to sell its new
gPC2 for $199 without a monitor and its gOS-powered UMPC (Ultra
Mobile PC), the Everex CloudBook, for $399, through Wal-Mart's
online store. Currently, Wal-Mart is selling a no-frills gPC2
desktop system and the CloudBook laptop..."