October 16, 2002

Testing Walmart's $200 PC

Linux Advocate tells us about the story. "To [hit that price point], they turned to Linux, the free alternative OS developed cooperatively by programmers around the world. Specifically, they adopted Lindows, a Linux-based environment that's supposed to be simple enough for most consumers to use and even enjoy.

For the past week I've been experimenting with one of these new machines, called the Microtel Sysmar710. In some ways, I'm impressed. For a limited set of users with a limited set of needs, it's a genuine bargain.

Don't be fooled, though: the $200 configuration leaves out things most consumers expect in a PC."

Link: SFgate.com


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