New Zealand Herald: Linux Makes Big Time

[ Thanks to Ross Boswell
for this link. ]

Linux has leaped into the consumer mainstream with national
retailer Dick Smith Electronics promoting complete Linux PCs
starting at $1099.

“The entry-level PC detailed on the web at Dick Smith
Electronics includes a Duron 1.1GHz processor, 128MB memory, 20GB
hard drive, 52x CD-Rom, speakers and 17-inch monitor. The same
model without a monitor costs $798, including GST.

“The chain’s senior computer buyer, Chris Day, says savings of
$200 to $600 are possible compared with a Microsoft Windows-based


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