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

bari bari at onelabs.com
Wed Nov 7 22:00:49 CET 2007

Vlad wrote:

> 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.

I'm sure the BIOS vendor wished they were getting $15-$30 per license 
sticker/BIOS copy. They are in reality getting only <<$1 per copy of the 
closed source BIOS.

Every penny saved does count in high volume.


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