Google engineer Matt Cutts has posted some photos of him unboxing the Wal-Mart/Everex $200 Linux-based PC, and I have to admit that I'm impressed by what I see.
First off, the package comes with everything you need except a monitor - keyboard, mouse, and even USB-powered speakers. The cheapest screen i could see on the Wal-mart site was a StarLogic 17" LCD panel for $135, but this is out of stock, so buyers would have to spend a little more and go for the Acer AL1716WAb 17" widescreen LCD monitor for $160. Still, a complete PC for $360 is very impressive indeed and something that could not be possible if using either Windows or Mac OS.
But the system gets better than that. What I think is a pretty clever move is the inclusion of a "meet your new operating system" introduction flyer that basically condenses the features of the gOS operating system into five easily digestible bullet points. This will be of great use to those who buy the system and who are new to Linux and the gOS. Everything provided seems nice and firendly and easy for even the most basic of user to pick up and understand. When I get some time I might take a closer look at gOS and see just how simple it is to use.
The Wal-mart/Everex $200 Linux PC could be a small but significant turning point for Linux on the desktop.