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Sears Sells Latest Sub-$200 Linux Desktop PC


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For the second time since October, a sub-US$200, fully equipped Linux desktop PC is available for sale to U.S. consumers.

Starting Thursday, Sears.com is selling a Mirus Innovations Inc. desktop machine that runs Linux from Linspire Inc. for $299, minus a $100 mail-in rebate, Linspire said in a statement. Another $15 discount is available through this Saturday, for a final price of $184.99. Shipping is an additional $16.50.

The new Linspire/Mirus PC includes an Intel Celeron 420 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, a 56K modem, a CD-RW burner, a media card reader, keyboard, speakers, mouse and Linspire's Freespire 2.0 Linux operating system. The machine also comes with CNR Basic Service, which gives users one-click online access to free and commercial Linux software to fit their needs. It does not include a monitor.


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Not bad at all! If I were in the US, I'd buy one for ocassional travel. Good deal :)
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I'm thinking about getting one.


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:) I thought it was a laptop!

It's not bad for malware testing, or for backups, or a small media center :)
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Wal-Mart recently had an economical desktop running an open OS that sold out in record time from both stores and website. A few people complained of the lack of support for the OS - evidently the PC did not come with a manual, leaving some people confused. The bulk of the buyers left very favorable feedback on their purchase. Having Linspire is really nice - that's around $50.00 value alone - and from what I understand it's very user-friendly and well-supported.
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