Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Operating Systems

+ - Wal-Mart to give Linux a go on $199 PCs->

Submitted by MikeUW
MikeUW (999162) writes "Turns out Wal-Mart is giving Linux a try on a $199 PC (the Everex 'Green gPC'), which runs a variant of Linux called gOS, derived from Ubuntu. A comparable Everex PC with Windows with Vista Home Basic would cost an additional $99 'partly because the manufacturer has to pay Microsoft Corp'. This gOS is 'heavily oriented toward Google's Web sites and online applications'. It will be available online, and at about 600 stores in the U.S. I wonder why Wal-Mart's Canadian customers have been deemed unworthy of a free operating system on their PCs."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Wal-Mart to give Linux a go on $199 PCs

Comments Filter:

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.

Working...