Wal-Mart Ends Test of Linux in Stores

A few months ago, Wal-Mart started selling $199 Everex “Green PCs” in about 600 of their stores through the U.S. Unfortunately, it seems that the project was a total failure and that the interest of running penguin-powered systems among Wal-Mart customers was just not there.

Computers that run the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows didn’t attract enough attention from Wal-Mart customers, and the chain has stopped selling them in stores, a spokeswoman said Monday.

“This really wasn’t what our customers were looking for,” said Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Melissa O’Brien.

Wal-Mart Ends Test of Linux in Stores

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17 Responses to Wal-Mart Ends Test of Linux in Stores

  1. No offense, but most of the people I see at my local Wal-Marts are what you would consider "rednecks," "hillbillies," and "inbreds," that would surprise me if they could find the power button on his or her PC. These people haven't heard of Linux have no desire to run it.

    Wal-Mart shouldn't be selling Linux PCs. Places like Circuit City or Best Buy should. Or do they? The closest one to me is several hours away. -_-

  2. No offense, but most of the people I see at my local Wal-Marts are what you would consider “rednecks,” “hillbillies,” and “inbreds,” that would surprise me if they could find the power button on his or her PC. These people haven’t heard of Linux have no desire to run it.

    Wal-Mart shouldn’t be selling Linux PCs. Places like Circuit City or Best Buy should. Or do they? The closest one to me is several hours away. -_-

  3. At the time this comp was available, I was just beginning to look at Linux. If I'd seen one in Wal-Mart, I would've bought it. Unfortunately, I never saw one. In fact, I've never seen Linux in any store, anywhere at any time.

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