Everex’s $200 Linux gPC has sold out at Wal-Mart in approximately two weeks.
The system sold by Wal-Mart was an Everexâ€™s TC2502 gPC and is the first mass-market $200 desktop PC. The spec of the system is very low – 1.5 GHz VIA C7 CPU embedded onto a Mini-ITX motherboard, 512MB of RAM and an 80GB hard drive – but this doesnâ€™t matter because the system does pretty much everything that your average PC users wants.
The gPC runs an Ubuntu-based distribution called gOS, which focuses on web applications. It’s an good example of how Linux works for allowing lower cost PCs that are easier to use. Perhaps there should be a official Ubuntu distribution just for this purpose. It could be similar to the Xfce desktop I set up for my Grandparents.
Sure, these low-end systems will never appeal to those who want power at any cost but for people looking for a very cheap PC at a rock bottom price, this must be a pretty irresistible deal.