[SATLUG] Walmart Selling Linux PCs
scarolan at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 10:02:11 CDT 2007
> It doesn't say anything in the description about it being Linux. The OS
> just says gOS. Too bad. It almost seems like they are trying to hide the
> fact that it is Linux.
Not a good thing. Consumers will purchase these thinking that they
are just like any other computer, but when they try to load up Reader
Rabbit for the kids, or watch videos on the 'net, they will be sorely
disappointed as this reviewer predicts:
"Before you purchase this product you will want to be aware that it
has a Linux OS. This means most (If not all) Windows products, Games
and programs WILL NOT RUN without you adding the appropriate plugins.
Unless you are already familiar with Linux, you may want to look at
the Windows units. "
Linux is seen as the exclusive realm of computer geeks. Also, when
people hear that something is free they automatically assume there is
a catch. We've all been trained to look for the asterisk with small
print at the bottom of the advertisement . . .
Wal-mart would have done better to sell these with a blank hard drive,
and a free Ubuntu CD.
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