[SATLUG] Walmart Selling Linux PCs
hector.bojorquez at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 11:56:37 CDT 2007
>>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:
I'm afraid Sean is right...
the only exception would be for purely browser based- Flash driven gaming
and educational sites....
but.. most videos should be allright...
On Nov 3, 2007 10:02 AM, Sean Carolan <scarolan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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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