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    Wal-Mart's Linux PC more successful than expected

    http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl.../11/12/2235200

    "About a week ago Wal-Mart began selling a $200 Linux machine running on a 1.5 ghz VIA C7 processor and 512 MB of RAM. While the specs are useless for Vista, it works blazingly fast on Ubuntu with the Enlightenment Window Manager. The machine is now officially sold out of their online warehouses (it may still be available in some stores). And the product sales page at wal-mart.com is full of glowing reviews from new and old Linux users alike."
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/allRe...uct_id=7754614

    So, there you go.

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    Re: Wal-Mart's Linux PC more successful than expected

    how many times has someone made a thread about this?

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    Re: Wal-Mart's Linux PC more successful than expected

    Quote Originally Posted by nathangrubb View Post
    how many times has someone made a thread about this?
    I didn't realize you weren't interested in the fact it had sold out (online at least). I figured that was worth its own thread.

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    Re: Wal-Mart's Linux PC more successful than expected

    I think its very much worth its own thread. Thats awesome to hear!

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    Re: Wal-Mart's Linux PC more successful than expected

    Well, it is a 1.5GHz processor. That is plenty fast. My GF uses a 1GHz Via MiniITX little PC - 2 x 6 x 9 inches - and she is very happy with it (it runs XP, sorry!). It doesn't clutter up her desk and with the protection I put on it, it just works and keeps working.

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    Re: Wal-Mart's Linux PC more successful than expected

    Go Tux!
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    Wow...developer motherboard w/ processor for that thing are $59. Very tempting...
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    Re: Wal-Mart's Linux PC more successful than expected

    So... How many PCs got sold?
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    Re: Wal-Mart's Linux PC more successful than expected

    very nice
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    Re: Wal-Mart's Linux PC more successful than expected

    the 'gOS' uses enlightenment..
    classy in my opinion, but i wonder how many walmart shoppers who are looking into the $200 PC market will be able to figure it out haha

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