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Walmart to Sell $198 Linux Computer

If I wasn’t into video editing, I swear I would get myself one of these things.

The computer’s pre-installed and linked Software includes Mozilla Foxfire, gMail, Meebo (a browser-based IM client) Skype, Google Documents & Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Google News, Google Maps, GIMP, Blogger, the Xing Movie Player, and OpenOffice.org 2.2.

The Everex gPC will be available at some, but not all, Wal-Mart stores and walmart.com for $198 starting in early November. This is not the first time Wal-Mart has sold a low-priced Linux desktop. Earlier, the company sold Microtel systems running Linspire. For the last few years, though, Wal-Mart has not been selling Linux systems. Everex is expected to make the gPC TC2502 available through other retail partners if demand warrants this move.

I put Ubuntu Linux on my 6 year old HP laptop and it’s a pure joy to use. Run a heck of a lot faster than Windows XP does on it. The included software is great and is so system resources friendly that you’ll think you’re using a 3x faster computer than you actually are. I hope this is a sign of things to come.

Read more about it here.

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November 1, 2007 - Posted by | Tech

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