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GBP 99 Google PC, a surprise hit

The USD 200 Google based PC has been hailed as a roaring success as Walmart's stores have been emptied of the Everex TC 2502 (opens in new tab) aka, the Google PC.

There are reports (opens in new tab) that the computers have been on sale on Ebay for more than its listed price of USD 200 (although we were unable to find any).

The computer has had excellent reviews posted online both from seasoned Linux users and novice ones as well.

Walmart has yet to confirm whether more Everex TC 2502 are on the way or whether the gOS system was only a test run, to gauge how popular a low cost, commodity PC would be.

NewEgg (opens in new tab) and ZaReason both have stocks of the TC2502 at the time of writing.

The computer is based on a Ubuntu Operating system which is not as resource hungry as Windows latest XP Operating system and comes with a taskbar that allows web apps to be launched without starting your internet browser.

gOS (opens in new tab) (Green OS not Google OS) uses Google applications mainly although the search giant is not an investor or a supporter of gOS.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.