[ubuntu-uk] Want a £139 ubuntu box from Tescos??? Sorry, temporarily out of stock!

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Thu Nov 15 21:42:47 GMT 2007

Rob Beard wrote:
> Rohan Omard wrote:
>> Indeed, there are many pc's with windows mista also out of stock but it 
>> is good to know that a least one of the two ubuntu boxes  have sold well 
>> enough to create a temporary shortage! :D
>> N3m3sis
>> (aka Rohan O'mard)
> Well maybe ASDA might start selling the Everex $200 PC in their stores. 
>   All these supermarkets love a good price war and they already sell 
> them in the WalMart stores (who own ASDA).

The low cost of the Walmart Everex PC is the obvious eye catching 
thing, however, the OS and its windowing environment is what also 
underpins the great viability of this level of PC in the mass market.

I tried a gOS live CD yesterday, and liked it so much I wanted to know 
more, and installed it. It is a master stroke on the everex PC from 
walmart. The OS is seriously pretty, attractive, and it is simple to 
use for most basic web stuff, with only a single sign on to google. It 
is almost as easy to use a kitchen toaster!

The low cost is a catalyst, but the gOS is - as they advertise - a 
real OS for the mass market of users out there.
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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