Much has been made of the recent decision by Wal-Mart to sell Linux based PC’s exclusively through their web site and to pull the computers from their store shelves.  There is no spin here. It is disappointing that consumers didn’t run into Wal-Mart, pick up a jumbo sized bag of Doritos, a case of Coke, a three month supply of CheezWhiz and a Linux PC.
While I can speculate endlessly on why Wal-Mart made the decision, I will be able to hear the details directly from the key people involved on April 8th at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Austin Texas.  The guys who made the PC; Dave Liu, the CEO of gOS and John Lin the GM of Everex will be on hand to talk to attendees about their experience.
There will also be folks from Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and other PC makers on hand to talk about their experience bringing Linux PC’s to the market place.