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Posted by: emk on June 15, 2002 02:43 AM
"....I wonder why Walmart chose this distro, which has no wide-spread use, instead of a distro like Red Hat, Mandrake, or SuSE, which do have widespread use."

What we consider "widespread use" of Linux probably doesn't even show up on Walmart's radar. Remember they are probably introducing Linux to the people they are selling these PCs to. The existing desktop Linux userbase is so small that Walmart probably would not bother going after it. So they can pick any distro that meets their customers needs i.e Windows like and capable of email, websurfing and basic wordprocessing.



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