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post #21 of 29
gOS stands for "good OS" by the way. I read it in Linux Format magazine in an interview with the guy who developed it.
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I'm surprised no one asked "What graphic cards does it hold ?"
Why would you care what graphics card when your running linux?
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Walmart will still continue to sell Linux PCs online.
    
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I could have told Walmart this idea was doomed from the start. And don't blame it on the hardware, this is strictly Linux's fault. Well, I take that back. It could be partly due to their sales force. I'm guessing this was a typical sales pitch:

Salesman: "Can I help you today, ma'am?"
Customer: "I'm interested in buying a new computer. Could you tell me about this one?"
Salesman: "It's an Everex."
Customer: "I've never heard of that company."
Salesman: "Neither have I."
Customer: "Why is it so cheap?"
Salesman: "It's got some weird Windows knock off called Linus or something."
Customer: "Oh. Is Linus any good?"
Salesman: "I dunno... We can't figure out how to do anything on it."
Customer: "Ok. Dell it is!"

Not to mention that if the salesman works on commission, you'd have a hard time convincing him to push the cheapest PC in the store.
Yeah. No Walmart employee knows anything about any walmart product
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I'm bummed that these things never made it to Canada. I know four people that want one.

First guy wants a cheap system, but hates Dell.

Second guy wants to tinker with Linux, but doesn't want to install it on his main PC.

Third guy wants a RAID'd fileserver for backup. He tried the external HDD route, but get this - every single external HDD he's bought has died. Then his laptop's HDD died, and then OSX spazzed and wiped out his iMac drive. Months after reinstalling, the HDD suffered a hardware failure, so he got a new iMac. Several months after that, it spazzed and wiped his HDD... wow, the luck...

Last guy is me, and I want one to leave on 24/7 but reduce the power bill.
     
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post #26 of 29
That's Wal-Mart for you.

I think this pretty much sums up the Wal-Mart experience:
You drive into the parking lot, immediately noticing that the lot is crowded and littered with poorly-parked cars and shopping carts. You also notice how far apart the entrances are, so if you parked near the middle, its a long walk to get inside. After nearly getting run down by several careless drivers, you enter the store. Upon entering, you are greeted by someone who looks like they got their face smacked with a shovel. You cannot make out anything he says. The store is excessively lit, and you are quick to note how much it resembles a warehouse.

As you walk through the store, you find yourself surrounded by ex-cons, fat people and old people in powerchairs. People always seem to be staring at you, giving you mean or creepy looks. The aisles are narrow and people will randomly stop in these aisles for no good reason. You see the product you need, but some fat person is standing in your way, and he seems to be taking all the time in the world. The aisle is too narrow to get around him. You continue to push your way through the crowds; and you see that stupid smiley face everywhere. Some child is screaming at the top of her lungs. Making your way to the console section, you notice all the demo stations are broken. The clerk gives you a mean stare. You continue making your way around the store. That one guy seems to be following you.

Finally, you reach the checkout, and to your dismay, only 5 registers are open. The lines are long, and don't seem to be moving. You go the express line, only to notice that several people in the line have carts full of items, despite the 20 item limit. After waiting half an hour, you finally reach the checkout. The cashier seems to have no clue what she is doing, and takes a good 3 minutes to ring up your 5 items. You finally get checked out, and as you leave, the guy who greeted you screams out something incomprehensible. Risking your life in the parking lot, you make your way back to your car, only to find that it now has a very large dent. You make a vow never to return to Wal-Mart, except that you said the exact same thing last month.
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post #27 of 29
man that stinks lol im not talkin bout the specs of the system... but it was expected
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
That's Wal-Mart for you.

I think this pretty much sums up the Wal-Mart experience:
You drive into the parking lot, immediately noticing that the lot is crowded and littered with poorly-parked cars and shopping carts. You also notice how far apart the entrances are, so if you parked near the middle, its a long walk to get inside. After nearly getting run down by several careless drivers, you enter the store. Upon entering, you are greeted by someone who looks like they got their face smacked with a shovel. You cannot make out anything he says. The store is excessively lit, and you are quick to note how much it resembles a warehouse.

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Finally, you reach the checkout, and to your dismay, only 5 registers are open. The lines are long, and don't seem to be moving. You go the express line, only to notice that several people in the line have carts full of items, despite the 20 item limit. After waiting half an hour, you finally reach the checkout. The cashier seems to have no clue what she is doing, and takes a good 3 minutes to ring up your 5 items. You finally get checked out, and as you leave, the guy who greeted you screams out something incomprehensible. Risking your life in the parking lot, you make your way back to your car, only to find that it now has a very large dent. You make a vow never to return to Wal-Mart, except that you said the exact same thing last month.
Absolutely perfect description.
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post #29 of 29
My computer's from Walmart

*kicks his computer to keep it running*
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