Linux Destined for Low-Cost Intel Atom PCs

“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…”