Linux-Based PC Ships With $199 Price Tag
The Everex TC2502 Green gPC is one the first Linux-based machines to pop up in a major retailer's offer. The computer hit the shelves at Wal-Mart and its price tag does make it an appealing offer for low-end customers: $199.
November 2, 2007
On the software side, the computer comes preloaded with a Linux variant dubbed gOS and the OpenOffice.org 2.2 productivity suite, meaning word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications.
As you may recall, IBM is the latest industry giant to back the OpenOffice.org community.
While the new offer might seem a new step forward for the open source community, basically we're just talking about a company looking to get a foothold on the market with unexpensive products. The Taiwanese-based PC maker also released a gPC featuring the cheapest version of Microsoft's Windows Vista. The machines is also retailing at Wal-Mart and it costs $298.