Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by burky79, Nov 1, 2007.
$200 Linux PCs On Sale At Wal-Mart from /.
Damn, that's a hell of a deal.
I think I'm gonna have to pick one of these up for my mom.
I guess for simple web surfing it would be OK; the fact that most of its applications are online and not on the system would worry me if there wasn't a high-speed connection.
I'm going to laugh at all of the hayseeds and inner city savages that buy this and can't figure out Linux.
"Yo bitch, where be my Windowz?"
Not bad at all, I'd buy one just for the parts. Would actually make a decent low-traffic server, or throw Snort on it and another NIC and you have a great firewall.
That case is a bit big for a mini itx MB. I have some projects I want to get done with that size motherboard. And with Elightenment, it's actually running Xubuntu, I run that on my 800Mhz laptop because it's fast. Might check one of these out.
i was thinking the exact same thing... maybe just the pix.
they must have had an overstock on those boxes.
thats all i can think of.
UPDATE : Wal-Mart online warehouse : Ubuntu - SOLD OUT!
article from /.
Everex TC2502 Green gPC w/ Via C7-D Processor Wal-Mart page.
Apparently, online applications/file storage is a strongly predicted trend in software as more and more people have broadband, and wireless hotspots and cities become more prevalent.
I think it's a cool idea. Supposedly Asus has a ~$250 laptop that runs on linux for similar purposes. It's cool for non-saavy computer people or people and families that are too poor to buy a standard computer.
I'll stick to the Ubuntu Live CD instead before I move on to that.
By the way can someone help me?, I can't seem to start a new thread. I know I don't post here often, is there someone I have to speak to in regards to activating this feature?.