[LinuxBIOS] Walmart/Everex GPC TC2502 (VIA CN700 + VT8237R Chipset), PC2500E

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 21:34:46 CET 2007

And CN700 will be supported very soon, once I can free up a few more
registers. Only problem is, it only supports a single dimm for now. Wish
I could afford $60 to buy the board.


Vlad wrote:
> Hi,
> Walmart has chosen to pre-install Linux on their least expensive
> computer, the Everex TC2502 Green gPC w/ Via C7-D Processor [1], which
> costs $199.
> The fact that Walmart is intent on outdoing all of their competitors
> by aggressively cutting costs wherever they can -- especially on this
> model -- bodes well for LinuxBIOS. I'm sure Walmart would be ecstatic
> to find out that they can save $15-$30 per board (7.5%-15% of the
> total cost of the computer) by dropping the proprietary BIOS and using
> the free/open-source LinuxBIOS.
> Has anyone looked into supporting the motherboard that powers the
> Everex TC2502 Green gPC? The makers of gOS [2] point to the
> development kit motherboard with part number PC2500E, available from
> ClubIT.com [3]. Is it already supported by the vt8237r and Via C7 code
> checked into the LinuxBIOS SVN recently?
> Also, has anyone tried contacting Walmart, Everex, and/or gOS people
> about LinuxBIOS? They might not yet be aware of its cost-saving
> advantages :)
> Vlad
> [1] http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7754614
> [2] http://www.ThinkGOS.com
> [3] http://www.clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A4842001
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