WinInfo Daily UPDATE, June 17, 2002

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June 17, 2002—In this issue:

1. NEWS AND VIEWS

  • Wal-Mart Offers Linux-Based PCs

2. ANNOUNCEMENT

  • Windows Scripting Solutions for the Systems Administrator

3. CONTACT US

  • See this section for a list of ways to contact us.

1. NEWS AND VIEWS
(contributed by Paul Thurrott, [email protected])

  • WAL-MART OFFERS LINUX-BASED COMPUTERS

  • Following its controversial move to sell PCs without Windows or any other OS, US retail superstore Wal-Mart has added several Linux-based PCs to its online store's product list. The PCs, which range in price from $300 to $600 without a monitor, use the Lindows variant of Linux and offer a choice of AMD Duron, Intel Celeron, or Intel Pentium 4 microprocessors. Wal-Mart is the first nontechnical retailer to offer Linux on branded PCs.

    "The price of software has priced many people out of computing," said Lindows CEO Michael Robertson. "With \[Wal-Mart's offerings\], you get a $300 computer, then for $99, you get unlimited \[online\] access for a year. Any applications that you want, you pay the one-time fee, then you download as much as you want \[from the Lindows Click-N-Run online service), then it's yours forever."

    Wal-Mart specs the PCs with a Web browser, email application, MP3 player, audio CD player, Microsoft Office-compatible viewers, and several other applications and games. "These computer systems are a perfect low-cost alternative to computers preloaded with Microsoft Windows," a note on the company's Web site reads. For more information, visit the Microtel PCs with LindowsOS page on Wal-Mart's Web site.
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product_listing.gsp?cat=96356

    2. ANNOUNCEMENT
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  • WINDOWS SCRIPTING SOLUTIONS FOR THE SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

  • So, you're not a programmer, but that doesn't mean you can't learn to create and deploy timesaving, problem-solving scripts. Discover Windows Scripting Solutions online, the Web site that can help you tackle common problems and automate everyday tasks with simple tools, tricks, and scripts. While you're there, check out this article on WMI scripting for beginners!
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