Four months after retail giant Wal-Mart began stocking the ultra cheap $200 Everex “Green gPC,” the chain has decided to axe the offering
from its store shelves. The company wouldn’t say how poorly the Linux-based system sold, but a representative told the Associated Press that the machine “really wasn't what [their] customers were looking for.”
Back in November the company claimed
Everex’s gPC was “one of the top performing desktop computers on Wal-Mart.com,” and as such it will continue to be available online. The move actually makes sense for the retailer as for a product to remain on their shelves they need to be able to sell it at reasonable volumes in order to take a profit margin, but Linux PCs are not quite a volume business at this point – though they are making inroads especially into the low-cost notebook market.