"Yes, you can purchase a $200 Linux PC from Wal-Mart this
holiday season. That's great news for consumers and the open source
movement. But a lot of bloggers, including The VAR Guy, need to
remind readers that it might be wiser to look elsewhere for
affordable, reliable Linux PCs. One prime stop should be
ZaReason.com. Here's why.
"Sure, Wal-Mart is selling the gPC from Everex, a $200 system
that runs gOS--a specialized operating system based on Ubuntu
Linux. For that $200, you get a basic PC, keyboard, speakers,
mouse, loads of Web-enabled apps and OpenOffice. It's not a gaming
system, but thousands of folks are discovering gPC is a solid
option for basic web surfing and productivity apps. Although exact
sales figures are hard to come by, several reports suggest that
Wal-Mart's initial stock of gPCs sold out rapidly..."
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