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Wal-Mart the worlds biggest linux distributor
Ah yes. It's wonderful when one giant distribution chain (WalMart)goes after
another distribution chain (Microsoft). The article says that WalMart is the
clear leader in desktop linux systems. Some interesting facts on how big a
distributor WalMart is:
*Terabytes of data in Wal-Mart's data warehouse in Bentonville: 500
*Terabytes in the data warehouse of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service: 40
*Megawatt-hours of energy consumed last year by Wal-Mart stores: 7.8 million
*Annual megawatt-hours generated by the Hoover Dam: 4 million
*Number of pallets transported by Wal-Mart trucks each week: 50 million
*Annual sales: $220 billion (228 billion in 2003)
*Number of employees worldwide: 1.28 million
*All-time one-day sales record (Nov. 23, 2001): $1.25 billion ($1 billion in
sales last year, the day after thanksgiving)
From: Lord of the Things
From their Website:
Linux distros currently offered: Lycoris, Lindows and now Sun Java desktop.
Just do "electronics" and then sun on the front page search engine.
Wal-Mart has added to an already extensive lineup of Linux operating systems
by signing on to sell Sun Microsystems' Java Desktop System.
At present, the new Sun Java OS gear is a bit hard to find. Wal-Mart has
tucked the kit away on its Microtel PCs page. With SuSE, Lindows, Lycoris
and Sun Java OS computers now all available, Wal-Mart is the clear leader in
the Linux desktop market.
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