January 17th, 2008, 22:13 PM
Sears sells latest sub-$200 Linux desktop PC
For the second time since October, a sub-$200 fully equipped Linux desktop PC is available for sale to U.S. consumers.
Starting today, Sears.com is selling a Mirus Innovations Inc. desktop machine that runs Linux from Linspire Inc. for $299, minus a $100 mail-in rebate, Linspire said in a statement. Another $15 discount is available through this Saturday, for a final price of $184.99. Shipping is an additional $16.50.
The new Linspire/Mirus PC includes an Intel Celeron 420 1.6-GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, a 56Kbit/sec. modem, a CD-RW burner, a media card reader, a keyboard, speakers, a mouse and Linspire's Freespire 2.0 Linux operating system. The machine also comes with basic CNR Service, which gives users one-click online access to free Linux software. It does not include a monitor.
San Diego-based Linspire said it teamed with Walnut, Calif.-based Mirus to build a machine that would provide low-cost computing capabilities and open-source software for consumer and business customers.
Full story: Computerworld
February 1st, 2008, 23:29 PM
Succeded in braking Windo
this PC out to be a decent web browser to put in the kitchen or for someone with low cost use
February 3rd, 2008, 17:24 PM
Old and Cranky
This would probably a good solution for Sharon, as she was asking about low cost linux pcs in another thread...