Placid writes "The Wired Blog has an article detailing the recent availability of "a custom distribution of Ubuntu Linux and headed for selected Wal-Mart stores".
In direct competition with offerings from Dell and HP, Wal-Mart claims the PC is more responsive than Vista and is touted as a "green machine". From the article:
Who's next on the cheap Linux PC bandwagon?"
Touted as a "green" machine, it has a 1.5 Ghz VIA C7 CPU embedded in a Mini-ITX motherboard, 512MB of RAM and an 80GB hard drive. Normally, this would simply mark it as unacceptably low-end for use with modern software. By using the fast Enlightenment desktop manager (instead of heavier-duty alternatives like Gnome or KDE), the makers say it's more responsive than Vista is, even on more powerful computers.
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