Mar. 12, 2008
Wal-Mart finds it hard to undercut open source pricing
IT World Canada
Sharky writes that Wal-Mart will stop selling Everex Green gPCs in its retail stores. Here, he tells us why.
“Wal-Mart claims it was unable to find customers interested in PCs running free software. The big box retailer said it will no longer sell Linux-based Green gPCs made by Everex of Taiwan in its stores, an experiment that lasted less than six months. You can still buy the machines through Wal-Mart online, just not on the shelves.”
Why I downgraded from Vista to XP
Dale Vile explains about why he chose XP over Vista.
“The switch back to XP was such a breath of fresh air that I have also ‘downgraded’ the desktop machine I am using at the moment. On a reasonable spec PC you don’t see the same increase in actual performance, but the XP interface still feels a lot cleaner and snappier (at least to me).”
Review: Palm’s GSM Centro smartphone is all business all the time
Danny Dumas highlights the features of the new Palm Centro.
“Now offered by AT&T in a GSM flavor, the pocket-size, easy-to-use Centro handles messaging (IM, texting, personal and corporate e-mails) and light office tasks with graceful aplomb. Apps like viewing PDFs, creating Word files and listening to MP3s are handled swiftly and easily.”