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Old 04-01-2004, 05:16 PM   #1
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Walmart selling PC's with Linux.


This isn't a question, just news:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/0....ap/index.html

Is there a better place to post this?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
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~deleted rant~

Walmart has been selling pcs with linux on them for quite a while now.

EDIT: shit, mis read the forum Deleted a little rant

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Old 04-01-2004, 05:18 PM   #3
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Hmm I thought they had been selling PCs with Linux for a while now ...
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:19 PM   #4
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Yup, in General, not Linux - General. And also you should try searching, WalMart's been selling PC's with Linux for almost a year now. Just recently started selling the Java Desktop from Sun.. etc.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:20 PM   #5
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AAGGGHHH! I was right, I got mixed up because it changed from linux - general to general. i thought I was wrong. Curses.

Oh well.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:36 PM   #6
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Yes yes yes. The article says that they've been selling them since 2002, so I'm aware of that, thanks. I just thought I'd share the news. It's only being reported in the news just now.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 07:32 PM   #7
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It's only being reported in the news just now.
No, it was in the news then too.. its just getting recognition once again cause its Java Desktop now they are adding to the existing Linux PC sales.. etc.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 07:37 PM   #8
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Allright for chissake. Don't click on a thread if you're not interested.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 08:01 PM   #9
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Allright for chissake. Don't click on a thread if you're not interested.
I had to, I'm a moderator and I could tell clearly you posted in the wrong forum. Then I saw that this was basically old news from a year or two ago.. sorry for ruining your parade man..
 
Old 04-01-2004, 08:05 PM   #10
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Fine. It was news to me. I don't see why people have to be rude about it. Especially a moderator.

ETA: As a matter of fact, it was NOT reported in cnn back in 2002. It may have been reported in PCWorld and the like, but not in the mainstream news. Hence it was news to me and others who may not read computer magazines.

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Old 04-01-2004, 08:07 PM   #11
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:-) That's nice. Too bad I don't buy premade systems, lol.

EDIT: I don't think tricky was being rude, just stating facts ;-) No hard feelings I say :-)

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Old 04-01-2004, 08:23 PM   #12
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Originally posted by vi0lat0r
:-) That's nice. Too bad I don't buy premade systems, lol.

EDIT: I don't think tricky was being rude, just stating facts ;-) No hard feelings I say :-)
Yeah, I don't think my post was rude, just stating simply some information to others who are going to read this thread. You shouldn't take things so personal and or so sensitive.

So lets move on with the actual topic. If you feel like arguing about it, email me or the site admin. If we continue to argue over something this stupid, I'll just save all of us some time and close the thread.

Regards.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 08:58 PM   #13
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Well,...

Until they start selling them at retail rather than online, I'm not impressed. I do like the fact that they've gotten a little press for it.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 09:43 AM   #14
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I think it was my post which was the most rude, and that was becuase you did not read the rules for posting. Even so, I tried to go back and make it sound less rude because I re-read it and I came off sounding like a prat. Then I saved the changes, came out and found the thread was in general, so I went and deleted it, and then I read Trickys post on how he moved it etc etc etc....

Tricky was not rude he simply exaplined that it was old news. He did not insult you and did not attempt to call you stupid. Why say he was rude?

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ETA: As a matter of fact, it was NOT reported in cnn back in 2002. It may have been reported in PCWorld and the like, but not in the mainstream news. Hence it was news to me and others who may not read computer magazines.
Actually, I heard about lindows being sold pre loaded on computers a few years ago. This was not from PC World and whatnot, besides the fact that PC World is kinda boring. All it gives is simple windows tips in like every issue that most people allready use. Its allright to find out about new hardware though.

Oh yes, CNN rarely does stories on computers, let alone Linux. I have never ever seen something in news on linux. Ever. So to say it wasnt reported by mainstream news is irrelevant becuase the news I saw didnt announce with great excitement the release of the AMD 64, so most likely they wouldnt do a story on linux be sold on boxes at walmart.

And ETA? Estimated Time of Arrival?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 10:29 AM   #15
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LOL the referenced article also says Dell doesn't offer Linux but erm...they do. You can buy Dell Workstations and Servers running Red Hat...but then these days...isn't that close to the same as running Microsoft?
 
  


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