|Sent on:||Friday, March 14, 2008 10:24 AM|
"Once again this proves just how desirable Windows is for consumers, even at the cheap end of the spectrum. Even when faced with a situation where a Linux distro provides adequate functionality and next to zero cost, having Windows installed, even when this adds a fair chunk of change to the price, is still seen as a selling point.
Linux might be "dead president friendly" but the lure of Windows is hard to resist. Partly this is down to the fact that consumers haven't been "educated" about Linux and so they are more likely to look for Windows, but it also comes down to the fact that there's a larger profit margin in more expensive devices. Adding Windows is a good way to puff out the price and scrape a little more profit."
The Wal-Mart chain has now officially ended sales of the Green gPC Linux systems in its stores.
"This really wasn't what our customers were looking for," said Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Melissa O'Brien.
What were they looking for?
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