The San Diego Union-Tribune
on a partnership between Lindows.com and
Microtel Computer Systems, the companies will be assembling
ultra-inexpensive PCs that will be sold at Wall-Mart stores.
"How can a new computer be so inexpensive? For one thing, it doesn't come
with the Microsoft Windows operating system, which sells for about $199 itself.
Instead, the computers are based on the Linux computing platform and use the
Lindows operating system. They are being sold on Walmart.com, the Web site
of the Wal-Mart discount store chain. They also don't come with monitors,
which sell separately for as little as $75.
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