[SATLUG] Walmart Selling Linux PCs
j at jvpappas.net
Thu Nov 8 08:51:07 CST 2007
On 11/8/07, Victor <victor.trevino at gmail.com> wrote:
> People should shell out a few more bucks for the neighborhood geek to
> build them a $300-400 Vista HB PC. A computer's an investment, not a
I assume that you have a "few more bucks to shell out." The people
who share your philosophy generally buy from Target rather than WM.
I suspect that this PC is not rolled out to be a "primary" PC, but
rather as a second or additional PC.
Besides, it is somewhat of a stretch to call a depreciating asset an
investment. Very much like a car, a PC is a tool to assist in the
generation of revenue. Along those same lines, a Geo Metro enables
the transport from point a to b the same way that a Lexus GS450 does,
but without the bells and whistles along the way. Will you make more
money simply from the ownership of a Lexus vs a Toyota? My <insert
car model here> does not play either MP3's nor DVDs, and my iPod
doesn't integrate with it. Does that make it less of a car? Will the
people looking for the Metro be interested in the GS? Should they be?
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