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Everex's full-size desktop for just $200

Everex's $200 desktop comes equipped with a 1.7 GHz VIA CPU, 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB HDD and runs on a custom distribution of Ubuntu Linux.

Everex's $200 desktop comes equipped with a 1.7 GHz VIA CPU, 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB HDD and runs on a custom distribution of Ubuntu Linux.

An excerpt from InternetNews.com

"Our target is first-time users and someone who wanted a simple experience," said David Liu, founder of the gOS. Everex tried to anticipate as much consumer need as possible in loading all of the free software on the computer. "There is some value to integration. We want the out-of-box experience to be as seamless as possible.

The gPC also comes bundled with software that includes:

    • Google's suite of Applications : Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Calendar, Product Search, Blogger, YouTube, Maps, and News
    • Meebo
    • GIMP
    • FireFox
    • Xing Movie Player
    • OpenOffice.org
    • Skype

The OS that runs the gPC is called the gOS and is a variant of the linux distro Ubuntu. Also, the UI mimics a mac like interface.

Low priced PCs are finally making it to the markets. As open source softwares mature, this seems more like an emerging trend.

More information:

Real or fake Linux PC? Everex will know (Linuxworld)

Everex's $199 gPC in Wal-mart store (EarthTimes)

Everex delivers $198 Google friendly PC (ZDNet)

$200 Ubuntu linux PC now available at Wal-mart (Wired)

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