September 19, 2002

Sun launches $1,100 Linux PC

"The PCs, which have still to be given a brand name, will be assembled from commodity components that Sun will source from the open market. Sun intends to sell the Linux PCs in units of 100 at a cost of around $1,100 (â¬1,125) each, with part of that paid upfront and the remainder spread over the lifespan of the PC.

While that unit cost is actually slightly higher than an equivalent machine from Dell or HP, the real cost savings will come from replacing Microsoft software with open source alternatives and from lower administration and support costs."


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