[LinuxBIOS] Walmart/Everex GPC TC2502 (VIA CN700 + VT8237R Chipset), PC2500E
vladc6 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 7 21:13:05 CET 2007
Walmart has chosen to pre-install Linux on their least expensive
computer, the Everex TC2502 Green gPC w/ Via C7-D Processor , which
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  point to the
development kit motherboard with part number PC2500E, available from
ClubIT.com . 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
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