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28 Oct 2007

Every Little Helps Linux...

UK retailing giant Tesco are now selling cheap PCs running Linux. You can get PCs in the UK pre-installed with Linux but it's mostly small specialist vendors or two systems from Dell (if you look hard enough).

Tesco have a huge impact on the UK retail environment and if they do something then everyone else has to dance to Tesco's tune. By shipping a PC running Linux they are able to shave a fraction of the unit price and reduce the price even lower than the competition. Even though this isn't going to start an avalanche of Linux usage it isn't going to help Microsoft's UK operating margins...