Linux Destined for Low-Cost Intel Atom PCs
Mar 31, 2008, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brooke Crothers)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"How do PC companies shave off the last hundred dollars or so to
get to $299 or in some cases $199? Easy. They swap out Windows
(pricey) for Linux (free).
"Case in point: Home Depot, the home supply store, sells a
Mirus-branded desktop with either Windows or Linux. Based on the
same hardware, one model sells for $419, the other for $299..."