Wal-Mart’s Ultra-Efficient Linux PC Sells Out

Written by Hank Green
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Well…after all the naysaying, it took about a week for Wal-Mart’s $200 green Linux PC to sell out of their online warehouses. Of course, it probably isn’t selling quite that fast in stores.

The Everex machine, which runs on a power-sipping Via 1.5 Ghz processor, is the first Ubuntu machine to be sold by any major retailer. It’s strange that Wal-Mart was the pioneer here, but their constant search for lower prices meshes well with the freeness of Linux. After all, you can buy the hardware for less than the cost of Microsoft Office and get everything you need (except a monitor).

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