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Walmart, mixing it up with Mandrake Linux

     
7:30 pm on Jun 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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First Lindows, and now this [newsforge.com].

MandrakeSoft CEO Jacques Le Marois confirms the news this morning, and company spokeswoman Margaret Waples says, while a contract with Microtel has not been finalized, the company is working on getting Mandrake certified to run like clockwork on the Microtel systems. Waters is hopeful that the dotted line will be signed and PCs up for sale by the end of next week.
9:24 pm on June 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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:) heheheh gives me a reason to shop @ Walmart with all these linux boxes being sold there. :)
9:27 pm on June 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Check out the prices on those boxes - they start at $299. At those prices, the old Microsoft tax is very significant.
9:34 pm on June 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I smell revolution in the air my friends!

If regular people start using Linux does that mean I'm not a nerd anymore?

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10:57 pm on July 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

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These are now available on Walmart's site

www.walmart.com/catalog/product_listin
g.gsp?cat=102252&path=0%3A3944%3A3951%3A102252&dept=3944

8:21 am on July 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Whoa, the demand was so high they had to shut their server down! But, seriously, anyone lining up to buy one?
7:53 pm on Sept 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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128 MB memory
10 GB hard drive
CD-ROM drive
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet connection
LindowsOS operating system

$199.86 from Walmart [walmart.com]

Not the best spec I've ever seen but WOW what a price..

4:05 pm on Oct 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It's incredible what a little competition can do.

sub $300.00 XP box ! [walmart.com]

10:07 pm on Oct 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Funny huh? Still, I bet it runs like a dog with XP.
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>>I bet it runs like a dog with XP<<

My neighbor just ordered one, I'll let ya know after I have it running.

7:28 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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[news.zdnet.co.uk...]

This is sort of an interesting read in light of the sub $300 XP box.