Linux, the free operating system that's a perpetual underdog in the desktop market, is showing up in computers in Wal-Mart stores this week for the first time.
About 600 Wal-Mart stores will carry the $199 Linux-powered ''Green gPC'' made by Everex of Taiwan, Wal-Mart said. It was available online on Wednesday.
The gPC has a low-end processor from VIA Technologies, plus 512 megabytes of internal memory, an 80-gigabyte hard drive and a combination DVD drive and CD burner.
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