Wal-Mart Stops Store Sales of Linux PCs

Mar 12, 2008

Although Wal-Mart sold out of the "Green gPC" by Everex, the supermarket chain will not be putting any more Linux PCs on its shelves.

Melissa O'Brien, a company spokesperson, announced the stop, stating that lack of customer interest in machines with the Linux operating system had prompted the decision. This said, Wal-Mart has not disclosed sales figures. The Everex Linux PC cut around 200 US$.

But this does not mean that the PC will be completely disappearing: Walmart.com will still be selling a new variant online. Paul Kim, a marketing manager with the Taiwanese Everex company, which manufactures the "gPC" emphasised that this approach would be far more effective. The shop also stocks the gPC2, an updated version of the machine. At other person Walmart.com sells the Everex CloudBook, a laptop with Linux at around 400 US$.

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