September 3, 2002 flogs $199 Linux OS PCs

"Supplied by US system builder Microtel, the Wal-Mart cheapo box appeals to minority IT interests too. For it features a VIA C3 processor and LindowsOS, the new Linux distro.

Microtel is supplying a the retailer with a range of machines, all incorporating the VIA C3. These are the Microtel SYSMAR710, SYSMAR715, SYSMAR150 and SYSMAR151. The 710 is bundled with Lindows, while the 151 comes with Windows Home XP. The latter costs $100 more, which may be significant."

Link: The Register

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