22 October 2007

Open Tesco?

Tesco may not be a name that means much outside the UK, but the fact that this huge retailer is selling GNU/Linux-based systems - some for as little as £140 (without a screen) - is pretty significant. After all, it's not hard to imagine lots of people seeing the price tag and buying one without really noticing that it doesn't have Windows, discovering that it doesn't matter that much (aside from games). (Via 451 CAOS Theory.)

2 comments:

Alan Lord said...

That has totally amazed me. Tesco selling Linux... I'd never have imagined it.

I notice they are providing the 6.06 LTS version. I wonder if they have dome a deal with Canonical for support?

glyn moody said...

Yes, it would be interesting to know how they're doing the upgrades...