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Now that’s cheap

Mar 29, 20041 min
Data Center

The most fun thing I found this past week was the first retail advertisement for a brand new computer, including operating system and software, for under $100. My local Fry’s here in Plano, Tex. put an ad in their Friday insert about an Athlon AMD system with 128M byte RAM and a 40G byte hard disk, running Lindows Linux operating system, for $99.99.

They didn’t run the ad again the next Friday, which I was curious to see. But they tend to rotate two or three special systems as their highlighted “Deal” so maybe it will come along again.

Fry’s online arm.