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Linspire-backed USD 199 PC appears on the market

Linux on the desktop got another thumbs up from a major US store chain. (opens in new tab) will be selling the Mirus Innovations PC for only USD 199 after a USD 100 main in rebate, with the price being slashed even more to USD 184.99 till the 19th of January.

Unlike the Everex Linux PC sold for the same price by Walmart, the Mirus PC is substantially more powerful, with a Celeron D 420 processor, 1GB memory and a 80GB hard disk drive.

The computer also comes with speakers, keyboard, mouse, an optical drive and a memory card reader.

Linspire will provide with the Linux-based Operating system as well as the one-click installation service through Linspire's CNR service.

"Our system builders have been forging new ground in the low-end Linux PC market for over 5 years now" said Larry Kettler, President and CEO of Linspire, Inc.

"This latest system from Mirus Innovations is the most robust hardware and software configuration, and offers the best value for under $200 to date."

Apart from the Walmart Linux PC, Everex has also launched a cheap Linux based laptop which will compete with the Asus EEE which was launched earlier in November 2007.

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.