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Re: Wal-Mart “snub” no big deal, says ThinkGOS

____/ Rick on Wednesday 12 March 2008 22:13 : \____

> <http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=2110>
> [quote]
> David Liu, founder of ThinkGOS, whose Linux powers the Everex “Linux PC”
> which Wal-Mart has dropped from its stores, told ZDNet the move was
> expected, a function of the price point, and that the box is doing fine
> online.
> ”Making monThinkGOS logoey from a $199 PC is very difficult. The margins
> are very small. The margin on a $399 PC is three times that – you have to
> sell three times as many units. It doesn’t add up.”
> “GOS PCs in general have done really well. The in-store sales were less
> than 10% of the total sales of the PC anyway.
> [/quote]

Linux haters blew this thing out of proportion. One person in Propeller
submitted the same story (from different sites) no less than 7 times. In other
words, he or she duped just to magnify the (inaccurate) message and a lot of
the media did this too. Whether this was orchestrated or not is another

The media ought to give just as much attention to the dozens of Linux PCs
(desktops and laptops) that have appeared in the past month or so.

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