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
  • 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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