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News Wal-Mart drops Linux PC line

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill New Member

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    that was enevitable

    i just goggled the everex website and they offer some interesting products

    i especially like the idea of the cloudbook

    possible eee beater?

    get more specs of this and ship it over to europe! now!
     
  3. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill New Member

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    just read - 30gb hard drive on their cloudbook...
     
  4. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    They still sell it on there web sites, and if wall mart is anything like Asda and Tesco then they willl change there line up all the time. Run up to christmas what does every child want ahh a cheap pc, what do the supermarkets sell....
     
  5. rjkoneill

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    when i was young - i wanted an expensive pc!
     
  6. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    proxess will be sad... as i am.... wal-mart is the biggest shop you have right? if they were to help linux grow, it would be awesome.
     
  7. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    If I recall correctly, they're very much like Asda.

    Well, they own them, I think.
     
  8. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    makes sense to me to drop Linux, look at the major focus group that is made up of Wal Mart shoppers and most of them barely know where the power button is on a computer to begin with, something like this would only confuse them....
     
  9. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    that's too bad :( ..i think it was good thing for them to be offering the consumer greater choice.. ..at least you can buy it on the web still.. oh well
     
  10. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    TBH, I'm surprised they sold as well as they did. The fact that they sold out of the first run and are making this decision because they want to sell more software rather than because of customer complaints tells me that linux is indeed ready for the mainstream! FOSS has arrived, FOSS is ready, now we just need to foind a business model that works for retailers to get it out into the market.
     
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