[lug] Seeking recommendations for computer builder

Riggs, Rob RRiggs at doubleclick.net
Wed May 15 14:56:49 MDT 2002

Alledgedly the incompatible WinModem problem has been resolved. The
manufacturer responded to the article by stating that they would (as of
early May, IIRC) start using only Linux compatible modems. (I'm not sure if
that means it will be a linux-compatible winmodem ,or a "real" modem.)

-----Original Message-----
From: Dhruva B. Reddy [mailto:bdhruva at gmx.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 2:53 PM
To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
Subject: Re: [lug] Seeking recommendations for computer builder

That blurb references an article about one person's experience
installing Mandrake and some other distro on a Wal-mart naked PC.  IIRC,
that machine came with a WinModem.  Other than that, it worked fine.

On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 02:31:29PM -0600, quoth Rob Mohr:
> A few weeks back slashdot had a blurp about putting linux onto a $399 (or
> was it $499?) box from WalMart.  I did not know it, but WalMart sells
> computers without any OS onboard.
> Go back to read the available machine specs, but this individual had good
> success, carefree, with several distro installs.  
> Cordially, Rob Mohr
> eof
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