It seems although all the equipments were sold, computers with Linux just "...wasn't what our customers were looking for" said Melissa O'Brien, a spokeswoman from Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

This is really sad...

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Created by cpoliticas 16 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 5 weeks ago
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motters's picture


16 years 5 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago



"Wal-Mart sold out the in-store gPC inventory but decided not to restock"

Is it just me, or is this suspicious. Why would a company not restock a high selling product? I wonder if they got a visit from Microsoft MIBs.

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16 years 5 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago


One possible reason is that

One possible reason is that it was too much trouble for what it is worth. Since the laptop does not run the Windows environment, people may be asking more questions about it which takes up more staff time for a product that has a smaller profit margin. I don't know if my speculation is accurate to Wal-Mart's situation but yeah, it is a possibility.

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16 years 5 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago


twist and spin

Leave it to the Associated Press to write it straightforward, while the others put whatever spin on it that they can. According to Ars Technica, Walmart 'shoved' them off store shelves, and the Washington Posts decided that they were 'yanked' from the shelves. Both of their articles go on to say how Walmart had completely sold out of them and decided not to restock them, yet their headlines paint a different picture to make it sound like the product was completely unsuccessful. Glad to see someone able to not mangle the story for once.

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