Wal-Mart stops offering Everex Linux PC in stores

By on March 11, 2008, 1:54 PM
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.




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