$199 Linux PC a Success at Wal-Mart

A $199 Linux-based PC from Everex has proven to be quite a success at Wal-Mart, with the computer selling out online and at most store locations. Reviews have also been overwhelming positive, with one buyer calling it "a wonderful first computer for anyone."

The Everex machine runs a variant of Ubuntu Linux called gOS, which is designed to be simple and directs users to Google services and applications. OpenOffice.org 2.0 is also included for working with documents. On a hardware level, the $199 PC features a 1.5 GHz processor from Via, 512MB of RAM, 80GB hard drive and a combination CD writer and DVD drive, making the purchase price quite a deal.

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