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