Please post opinions/insight on Everex PC and gOS operating system

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Can the members please post opinions on this pc and operating system?

It is the Everex gPC and the gOS operating system.

PC link: http://www.everex.com/ and the operating system is: http://www.thinkgos.com/

It looks interesting for $199.00 Linux box at Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7754614

Thanks.

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Linux at Walmart, ick.

I think the combination might rip a tear in the fabric of space time, not to mention make me barf.

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For the money I'd consider wi

For the money I'd consider wiping the gOS and dropping on a regular Linux install. $199 is just about at build-it-yourself prices and you can get a really nice Linux distro for a free download. Heck, a cheap RAM upgrade to 1GB (via a cheap 512MB DDR2 DIMM) would make it much better. Of course it's also a Socket 479 chip, so if we found out the chipset it might also be possible to swap out a better CPU - but that's a lot more cash. I thin they are making too big a deal about how efficient and environmental the C7-D is. It's a CPU and chipset, sure it can make a difference, but if that's the difference that swings a person to the C7 over another low-power chip, oh well. Wink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VIA_C7-D
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/c7-d/

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a BSD

I'm becoming a fan of the BSDs (I've not tried the NetBSD, yet). FreeBSD makes me happy, if the hardware won't run it, NetBSD only requires a bit more work.

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heck id buy that just for a c

heck id buy that just for a chat/browser machine with windows xp.

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Re: Linux at Walmart, ick.

vieuxnez wrote:

I think the combination might rip a tear in the fabric of space time, not to mention make me barf.

Can you tell me what purpose this statement has or how it will help me?

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Re: For the money I'd consider wi

Jon wrote:

For the money I'd consider wiping the gOS and dropping on a regular Linux install.

What is wrong with gOS? I was under the impression it was a version of Ubuntu. Why would you drop it?

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Linux = Free as in Freedom.

Linux = Free as in Freedom.
Walmart = Cheap as in make less money so you can get Medicaid. (
http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/healthcrisis/map.html
http://www.google.com/search?q=wal%20mart%20rights%20violations)

I believe you said post opinions, and asked for no specific help solving any problems. What is it you want to know?

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gOS has a familiar looking do

gOS has a familiar looking dock at the bottom of the screen:).

From the little I've seen, gOS is Ubuntu-based, stripped-down for an "average user"...whatever that is. I suspect it means things like developer tools aren't part of the default install.

While I approve of Via processors, the PC is very bland compared to some of the nice mini-itx cases out there. And Everex's quote of "averages 2 watts of power consumption" I find dubious. An average hard drive alone will pull around 5 to 9 watts at idle (source).

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CD

gOS offers a CD downloadable through BitTorrent.

Also they sell the motherboard by itself for $59. It seems like a nice board with 2 PCI slots. While it's not bad, I just bought a Duron 1600/motherboard/512MB RAM for $50 so I'm not in the market for one right now. Smile