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January 17, 2008

Linux preloaded on new Sears computers

by @ 7:00 am. Filed under General Linux, Linux News

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Wow, the Linux excitement and momentum just keep building. Sears is offering a machine pre-installed with Linux for $199. The machine comes with an Intel Celeron 1.6GHz Intel Celeron processor, 1GB memory, 80GB hard drive, and Freespire 2.0.

Excerpt from the article:

“Linspire, Inc., developer of the commercial Linspire and Freespire community desktop Linux operating systems, and developer of, a one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux users, along with Mirus Innovations, a leading North America PC manufacturer that brings innovative digital lifestyle products to consumer and small business customers with a focus on high-value and low-cost, today announced the immediate availability of a $199 Linux PC, after $100 mail-in rebate, through (”

Read more about the $199 Linux PC offered by Sears.

One Response to “Linux preloaded on new Sears computers”

  1. George Says:

    1 question if I may. Since Sears is selling this is there any Sears ad-ons? As you all know Sears was just caught using malware on their enrollment site which was being injected into users’ computers. I am curious to know if there are any unknowns since the price is so low on this computer or are Linspire and Mirus making sure it is clean?

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