Wal-Mart offering PCs running Sun's Linux software (1 Viewer)

mikhail

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SAN JOSE, California (AP) -- In an invasion of Microsoft Corp.'s home turf, Sun Microsystems Inc.'s version of Linux operating system is now available on inexpensive personal computers sold at Wal-Mart's online store.

Sun's Java Desktop System is available on Microtel PCs starting at $298, according to the retail giant's Web site. The computers, however, are not available at Wal-Mart's brick-and-mortar stores.

It's the first time Sun's software has been made available on computers for consumers. Since its desktop Linux project was announced, Sun has mainly targeted it at companies, countries and schools looking for cost-effective desktops.

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The beginning of the end of the MS monopoly? Linux seems to have been making huge strides in the past year.
 

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