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Sub $300 PC coming to Wal-Mart, bringing Open Office with it

Cheap commodity PCs aren't so much news as the are ubiqouitous. However, news that Wal-Mart is set to offer a cheap Windows PC with OpenOffice pre-installed could strike fear into the hearts of the Microsoft OFfice development team, already losing market share in minor ways to the open source competitor.

Ars Technica reports that Wal-Mart will soon offer a $298 PC built by Everex which will come pre-loaded with the Open Office productivity suite, something geeks have been log recommending as an alternative to Microsoft's overpriced and bloated MS Office.

Anything that puts quality open source software in the hands of the great unwashed has to be a good thing, right?

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