Preinstalled Mandrake Linux PCs go live at Walmart

Mandrake Linux PCs finally went on sale at Walmart.com over the weekend. Prices range from $391 for a 900MHz Duron machine to $648 for a 2GHz Pentium 4 with CD-RW.

The machines are Microtel, which is also supplying Walmart with 'naked' PCs ("Perfect if you already have a licensed copy of Windows," says Walmart chirpily, undoing years of Redmond propaganda) and Lindows machines. The nearest spec naked PC to the 2GHz Mandrake one costs $599, so Mandrakesoft must be making some money out of the deal, while a similar Lindows machine is $599.

US customers can browse the whole range, while would-be UK customers will be unsurprised to learn that there's not a lot going on at Walmart subsidiary Asda.co.uk

News source: The Reg

View: The Full Story

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

ATI Radeon 9700 spec revealed

Next Story

Microsoft tries to steal Macworld thunder

0 Comments - Add comment