February 22, 2002
Walmart.com ditches the OS in new PCs
Author: JT Smith
C|Net reports that Walmart.com is planning to sell PCs without operating systems. "Microtel computers are being offered without operating systems as part of a test to gauge the response among tech-oriented customers who may want to load their own operating systems, Walmart.com spokeswoman Cynthia Lin said." The Register has commentary: "In our opinion, tech-savvy does not = overclocking, self-building power user, necessarily , certainly not on every occasion. There's the children, the inlaws, the neighbours who ask Mr. Tech Savvy what PC can they buy for $600 or less, and could he (it's probably a he) help them get it started?"