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Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 16:03:35 -0500
From: Ruben I Safir
To: Ray Connolly
Subject: Re: [hangout] More Linux PC's
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In-Reply-To: ; from RConnolly-at-natsource.com on Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 15:10:22 -0500
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We liked that machine.
You should right an article on it
On 2002.10.31 15:10 Ray Connolly wrote:
> Wal-Mart expands Linux offering
> By David Becker
> Staff Writer, CNET News.com
> October 30, 2002, 5:17 PM PT
> Retail giant Wal-Mart has added the Lycoris version of Linux to its menu of
> budget PCs.
> Wal-Mart has become one of the most important mainstream boosters of the
> open-source Linux operating system and other alternatives to Microsoft's
> Through its Web site, the retail giant early this year began offering
> low-cost PCs without an operating system preinstalled. It then expanded to
> Linux, initially relying on the Lindows distribution of Linux and later
> expanding to include MandrakeSoft's version of the OS.
> By using the open-source software and low-cost processors from Taiwan
> chipmaker Via, Wal-Mart has been able to drive down prices to $199 for a PC
> without a monitor.
> Lycoris was launched in Redmond, Wash., home base of OS rival Microsoft, two
> years ago by former Microsoft systems tester Joseph Cheek. The company began
> selling Lycoris Desktop/LX, its version of Linux for desktop PCs, early this
> year and quickly won recognition for dressing up Linux with a user interface
> similar in look and feel to recent versions of Windows.
> "We don't have the same abhorrence for Windows that a lot of Linux fanatics
> do," said Marketing Director Jason Spisak. "We like what Microsoft's
> done--we think they've come up with a lot of great innovations. The
> difference is that our software's open; we don't have anything to hide."
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