Yes, I am going to buy one of these. With the assumption that Ubuntu will support all of the hardware in the box.
Why? Because I do want to learn more about Linux (15 years ago I a was the admin on some Linux servers – but a LOT has changed since then!). But I don;t want to fight to make it work. I’m assuming for $200 I can get a system I don’t have to arm-wrestle with just to allow me to get past the "grub error level-13" issue that has plagued me on installs of Ubuntu/Kubuntu in the past.
Everex_gpc_tc2502 Everex’s TC2502 gPC is the first mass-market $200 desktop computer, featuring a custom distribution of Ubuntu Linux and headed for selected Wal-Mart stores. "It’s $200, with no gimmicks or subsidies," Everex spokesman David Liu said.