Walmart goes open source with the EVEREX IMPACT

Yeah, you read correctly. The “axis of evil” has made a move away from the dark side, bringing a budget PC with no bloatware and…wait for it…a copy of Open Office pre-installed. The PC itself is the Everex IMPACT GC3502, and sports a 1.5 Ghz VIA processor, a full Gig of RAM, 80 GB hard drive, and a DVD burner. Whoa! Nothing groundbreaking, but for $298 you would be hard pressed to do a whole lot better. The box runs Windows Vista Home Basic, and the company claims that they haven’t jacked the system up with layers and layers of novelty software. We’ll believe it when we see it, but it certainly sounds like something to get excited about.



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