"In the UK, Evesham is selling a similar Lindows system for about Â£250, which also runs on a Via processor.
The $199 price tag is less than half the price of Windows-based PCs from low-priced vendors like Dell Computer or Gateway, which sell PCs for as little as $500 or $600. It's also below the $399 entry-level price at cut-rate vendor eMachines.
Demand for personal computers has been weak for almost two years as both businesses and consumers have held back on spending. Gartner said earlier this week that a return to higher PC demand may be delayed as users make do with the PCs they already have."