Wallmart now selling Linux!
Josep L. Guallar-Esteve
jlguallar at maduixa.net
Fri Jun 14 13:12:59 EDT 2002
El dia Divendres 14 Juny 2002 13:04, no tenies res mes que fer i vas i
m'envies aquest e-mail:
> My apologizes for those of you for whom this is old news, but who could
> have predicted that Wallmart would someday be selling Linux PCs?
> You can get a 850MHz, 128Mb RAM, 10Gig system for $299, and be greeted by a
> lovely KDE desktop.
It includes Lindows, not Linux.
For what I read, Lindows has the worst of both worlds: it defaults to having a
non-login required single-user for every task... and this single user is root
Also, someone was able to get a Lindows-beta to get infected with Microsoft
This is very wrong.
Get yourself Mandrake or RedHat or SuSE and add Codeweavers Wine /
CrossOverPluggin / CrossOver MS-Office enabler / Transgaming WineX . Much
Also, AFAIK, there were some issues in respect of Lindows not abiding by the
licenses (Wine and other open-sourc projects).
Can anyone corroborate /tell me how wrong I am? I'm talking about what I
remember to have read around the ent / magazines and such.
Please, prove me wrong ... or tell me thjat I'm right.
Josep L. Guallar-Esteve, QA-Test Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
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