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Wal-Mart Stores Exile Everex gPC

Fans of Linux, Google, and low prices object

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Price-wise, we think a $200 PC is hard to beat.  Wal-Mart (and/or the store’s customers) apparently found fault with something, however, as the company has decided to dedicate its shelf space to something else.

Wal-Mart Stores Exile Everex gPC
  Everex gPC

There were issues with the $200 machine.  Stories of malfunctions and breakdowns are floating around the Web, and in any case, the gPC was undeniably underpowered.  Also, it’s likely that a lot of people were turned off by the lack of a monitor.

But Everex’s gPC was Linux-based, and fans of the operating system are taking its defeat hard.  Having it available at Wal-Mart – and again, for only $200 – seemed like a way in which some market share could have been gained against Windows.

This could be a loss for Google’s much-discussed (and still-unseen) operating system, as well.  The gPC was tied to a whole lot of Google’s products and services, and if it’s no longer readily available, fewer people will be able to get used to them.

If you want to try one out, or just take a peek, the machines can still be bought, though.  Even as the physical locations prepare to carry something else, Doug Aamoth noticed that the Wal-Mart site continues to offer the $200 Everex gPC.

Wal-Mart Stores Exile Everex gPC
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  • Mike Rhineberger

    Where or can you purchase a good Linux PC?

    It seemes to me that there isn’t enough advertising or public knowledge about other operating systems. People today are looking for quick, easy and cheep. Linux needs strong public support. Get the os in the public face.

  • Jeff Puntar

    I did’nt know about this machine being sold at Walmart. Maybe if they had advertised it, people would have had more of an interest. I purchased the GPC2 at walmart.com to replace my emachine of 3 years which suddenly decided to short out. Turns out the Everex Gpc2 runs Winxp very nicely and has a 64-bit video card built in as well. The 1.5ghz processer is faster than my emachines 2.4ghz. Probably due to the increased bus speed and updated chips. The unit is super quite and does’nt have a case fan but I added one anyway. Overall, this pc is a really good deal. It will run all of your programs and run Windows XP smoothly if you don’t like Linux.