This is kind f cool – kind of the desktop version of OLPC (kind of not actually!).

Walmart has started selling this sub USD200 desktop jam-packed with google apps and FOSS stuff. It comes prelaoded with;

  • Linux OS
  • Gmail
  • Google Docs & Spreadsheets
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Product Search
  • Google Blogger
  • Google YouTube
  • Google Maps
  • Google News
  • Meebo
  • GIMP
  • Firefox
  • Xing Movie Player
  • RhythmBox
  • Faqly
  • Facebook
  • Skype
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2

OK OK Some of those aren’t preloaded as they’re SaaS but it’s got nicely set up links to them anyway.

Computing for the masses…..

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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