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Re: [News] Linux Makes a Great Holiday Gift, Wal-mart Gets Another Heap of Linux Boxes

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> ____/ 7 on Wednesday 21 November 2007 23:32 : \____
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> There's No System Like Linux for the Holidays
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Holiday shopping season is about to hit full swing, and personal
>>> | computers already rank high on many people's wish lists. If you're
>>> | going to give the gift of a new PC, should you consider giving one
>>> | with Linux? If the receiver is a tech-savvy individual, it may be the
>>> | perfect gift, and the growing availability of preloaded machines means
>>> | setup headaches are easily avoided.
>>> `----
>>> http://www.linuxinsider.com/story
>> Theres-No-System-Like-Linux-for-the-Holidays-60397.html
>>> Wal-Mart's $199 Linux PC Back In Stock
>> When is it coming to UK?
>> Wallmart (ASDA in UK) already sell a lot of GNU/Linux systems
>> that the public and probably their own staff are unaware of.
>> From flat TVs to HD DVD recorders its a lot of Linux.
>> So when do we get wallmart 100 pound PC in UK guys?
>> I want to buy at least 2.
>> Probably 10 to 15 over the next three months if things get busy.
> Why not Tesco? You can get a better GNU/Linux box with Ubuntu 6.04 (LTS)
> preinstalled for roughly the same price as the rest who sell eSys boxes.
> Just avoid PC World or Dabs (they got acquired).
> The eSys machines are, as you already know, better specced than that gOS
> machine which assumes you want your data on a third party (Google). I've
> had my eSys box for over 2 years at home. It's my main machine and it
> never required upgrades or fixes of broken hardware.

I didn't know!


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