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Walmart ushers in the year of the Linux desktop

posted Jul 24, 2011, 5:14 PM by Boyce Crownover   [ updated Jul 24, 2011, 5:15 PM ]
Monday, November 12, 2007, 09:42 PM
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Go Walmart, Go Walmart, Go Walmart, It's your birthday, It's your birthday
They're sold out of Linux computers!

Okay, a lot of people think Walmart is evil, but I'm far from convinced. I am convinced that they are run by savy marketing people with a keen sense of how to turn a profit.

If I could guess at their overall strategy though it would be:
Buy cheaper, transport cheaper, sell cheaper and sell a whole frickin lot!

Now I just read the news that they sold out of the $200 Linux Desktop machines they're selling.

I knew they were selling them but it sounds like they didn't even get to the shelves before they were ordered out of stock online.

It's the year of Linux people! I didn't think it would happen this year, but if Walmart started planning to stock and then sold out of them, it is the year of the Linux desktop.