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  • Everex launches $198 Ubuntu Linux gPC at Wal-Mart

    "At the heart of the gPC TC2502 is an energy-efficient 1.5GHz, VIA C7-D processor. This CPU draws less than 2W on average (with a maximum of 20W). Operating at a mere 28dB, the gPC also ranks as the quietest Everex desktop computer ever produced. It also includes 512MB of system memory, 80GB hard disk drive and DVD-ROM/CD-RW optical drive. The system also comes with six USB 2.0 ports; an RJ45 Ethernet port; an RJ11 port; and a serial and parallel port."

    Review here. Not too shabby for $198 and no shipping.
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  • #2
    I doubt all walmarts will stock this, so the free shipping will depend on if you can find a walmart with this.

    I really don't see how linux OS pc would be mainstream enough to sell at walmart?

    I do like the idea of the low low power and 6 USB's.

    now 4 are on the motherboard itself I assume and 2 on the case?

    I bring this up because My only beef with the intel mini ITx is that it only has 2 USB's directly on the board, (but you can plug in two more sets of two)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Snortonnorton View Post
      I doubt all walmarts will stock this, so the free shipping will depend on if you can find a walmart with this.
      Don't know what you mean by that. Website states free shipping to your store. ???

      Originally posted by Snortonnorton View Post
      I really don't see how linux OS pc would be mainstream enough to sell at walmart?
      Yeah, kinda funny. The single review so far complains that your WINDOWS programs won't run natively on it. Duh.

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      • #4
        I see they now have a developer board for $59, shipped. It may be worth it for the board alone.

        gOS Operating System Disc (DVD)
        VIA pc-1 Processor Platform VIA C7-D 1.5GHz CPU + VIA CN700 Chipset Motherboard Retail PC2500E

        Experience our first developer product. We encourage developers to advance the currently limited driver support for this eco-friendly VIA board.
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        • #5
          Could you put windows on this? Nothing against ubuntu im just going to be using windows media center for my in car setup,

          This is great! you could power the whole PC with a cigarette lighter converter. Its small, strap it in the trunk and off you go.

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          • #6
            Not sure, but I don't see why not. For $59, it's worth a try. My nano has a C7 Eden proc and this says it has a C7-D. Not sure what the difference is. Also, I have no idea what size board this is, I am guessing it's a mini-ITX.
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            • #7
              I honestly can't believe Wal-Mart even stocks this. Don't get me wrong, I love Linux and use it everyday. As more and more apps go online, pc's like this will become more and more popular. I downloaded the gOS just to play with it and it is actually really nice. It's the kind of OS that you could just stick in front of grandma and have her forwarding 20 thousand emails in no time. Everything is literally RIGHT there. Of course, adding software through synaptic isn't hard, but the way I look at it, if people can't figure out how to use synaptic, they probably can't search the internet and download and install stuff either.
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              • #8
                Subscribed! I have to figure out how I can use my Air card with this.

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                • #9
                  Not sure about gOS, but this may help you for Linux + air cards in general.
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                  • #10
                    I bookmarked that link. Thanks walstib!

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                    • #11
                      Long live the linux penguin!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by walstib View Post
                        Not sure, but I don't see why not. For $59, it's worth a try. My nano has a C7 Eden proc and this says it has a C7-D. Not sure what the difference is. Also, I have no idea what size board this is, I am guessing it's a mini-ITX.
                        No it is a micro-atx board. Here are the specs:

                        * Processor -- Via C7-D 1.5GHz
                        * Chipset -- Via CN700 + VT8237R plus
                        * Memory -- 2 x DDRII slots, for up to 2GB
                        * Storage:
                        o 2 x PATA interfaces (up to ATA133)
                        o 2 x SATA interfaces (up to SATA150)
                        o Floppy drive interface
                        * Networking -- 10/100 Base-T Ethernet based on Via VT6103L PHY
                        * Video -- Via UniChrome Pro IGP (VIA CN700)
                        * Audio:
                        o
                        o Based on Realtek ALC655 (supports 6 channels)
                        o Connectors -- audio line out/in, mic jack
                        * Other I/O:
                        o VGA out
                        o 4 x USB 2.0 ports
                        o 2 x PS2 ports
                        o Parallel printer port
                        o Serial port
                        o IR interface
                        Expansion:
                        o PCI slots
                        o CNR slot
                        * Power:
                        o 20-pin ATX power connector
                        o +12V 4-pin power connector
                        o Supports ACPI S1/S4/S5 mode power management
                        * Dimensions -- 7.5 x 9.0 inches (190 x 228 mm

                        Source: http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5305482907.html

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