Lindows Powers $169 Web-Centric PC

Printer-friendly version Email this CRN article on Tuesday rolled out an under-$200 Linux-powered PC suitable as a Web-only workstation for businesses and as the foundation of public kiosks that connect to the Internet.

The Lindows WebStation, which is available immediately from TigerDirect and at prices starting at $169, uses the OS-on-a-CD that Lindows released last week.

The LindowsCD, based on the Lindows 4.0 operating system, includes Web browsers, Microsoft-compatible business applications that can read and edit Word and Excel documents, audio/video playback software, and instant messaging, powers the new WebStation. No hard disk is required, one of the reasons for the WebStation's low price.

TigerDirect's version sells for $189, and includes an AMD Duron 1.1GHz processor, 256MB of memory, a 10/100 Ethernet connection, and a CD-ROM drive.'s $169 system is similar, but relies on the VIA C3 E-Series 800MHz processor. Neither price includes a monitor, however.

This story courtesy of TechWeb.

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