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Supermarket giant to target the back to school buyers with $300 PC

Wal-Mart may sell Linux PC

Plans to sell a sub-$300 PC have been released by Wal-Mart. The Everex GC3502 model has a 1.7GHz Via C7-D processor and will be preloaded with Vista.

However, Linux news site Desktoplinux.com, says the manufacturer – Everex – may be planning an Ubuntu Linux version, which may also end up on Wal-Mart’s shelves. With Wal-Mart owning the UK’s, Asda, this creates the possibility that the British supermarket
will also take-up the budget PC.

The GC3502 is alleged to be "carbon free" and the C7-D processor can clock 1.7GHz. It comes with an 80GB hard drive, and a DVD/CD-RW drive. Additionally, the PC offers six (6) USB ports, a modem and headphone/microphone jacks among other features.

Both Linux and Windows versions of the GC3502 will apparently come with OpenOffice.org 2.2 productivity software. The PC will be marketed toward the “back-to-school” crowds with several of the software applications a student might require.

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