GEOS Lives

Steve Wart swart at
Tue Aug 24 04:15:06 UTC 1999

Here is an interesting story that did not get its deserved notice on this
list. (WalMart has announced that it will be shipping GEOS-based 100 MHz AMD
486 PCs in 3 test markets).,4586,2315355,00.html

Not that I know beans about GEOS, but it makes for another point of
confusion in the MS-Linux controversy :-)

In all the talk about porting Squeak to PDAs, a 100Mhz 486 sounds almost
easy. OTOH, I think it likely that Wal-mart will ultimately offer a faster
machine, or perhaps back away from GEOS in favor of WinCE or something
equally ludicruous.

Compared to what you can get for $300, it sounds like they are trying to
buck the trend to low margins in the PC industry.


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