Wal-Mart pulls Linux PCs due to poor sales

“Computers that run the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows didn’t attract enough attention from Wal-Mart customers, and the chain has stopped selling them in stores, a spokeswoman said Monday,” The Associated Press reports. “‘This really wasn’t what our customers were looking for,’ said Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Melissa O’Brien.”

MacDailyNews Take: Yeah. They were looking for Slim Jims, pro wrestling posters, 56×29 Faded Glory jeans, and beer helmets.

AP continues, “To test demand for systems with the open-source operating system, Wal-Mart stocked the $199 ‘Green gPC,’ made by Everex of Taiwan, in about 600 stores starting late in October. Walmart.com, the chain’s e-commerce site, had sold Linux-based computers before and will continue selling the gPC.”

Full article here.


  1. “Yeah. They were looking for Slim Jims, pro wrestling posters, 56×29 Faded Glory jeans, and beer helmets.”

    You forgot the Dale Jr memorabilia, camouflage jackets, and “Never Forget” bumper stickers.

  2. I am not surprised and the “MacDailyNews Take” was spot on and not harsh at all. It was the truth, not many people go to walmart to buy a computer. They wait for the insanely cheap deals at best buy or staples or circuit city for that $300 laptop or desktop. Also for people trying to make ends meet… they can go to a library and use a computer or a coffee shop of some sort or the kids can just use a computer in school. Some will let you stay after to use the library or computers.

  3. @ Mr. Reeee

    Gee, you buy Apple products…. Are these made in First World countries paying union wages? Er, maybe not!

    Years ago, Apple used to make most of their products here in the USA paying the factory workers a living wage…. and abiding by US environmental laws… not outsourcing to Chinese manufacturers paying Chinese wages and abiding by Chinese environmental laws (i.e. nonexistent)….

    Gee, that makes you a HYPOCRITE!

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