Wal-Mart always pushes the envelope – sometimes good, sometimes bad – in terms of value, price and expectations. They’ve started selling Linux-based PCs again for under $200 and consumers – real people, I presume – love them:
Yes, this product does NOT run Windows without some modifications, but it’s not MADE to. For what it is, it does a SUPERB job. It runs a very lightweight derivative of Ubuntu, and runs it well. This machine is geared towards people who need something cheap that does the basics – surfing the net, email, IM’s, and some light wordprocessing. For the price, you can’t beat it. It’s not geared towards power users, or gamers, so those who are looking for something cheap that plays WoW or other games, I recommend you look elsewhere.
And that’s always the big dirty secret right? Most people don’t use the full features of any of the software they pay tons of money for. Probably 80/20 but I’d say it is more.