Linux pre-installed machines from TPG

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at
Sat Feb 8 14:38:24 EST 2003

I thought I'd posted this to the list a week ago, but can't see it, so my 
appologies if I've double posted.

If anyone is interested, TPG is selling a system with Linux pre-installed, for 
$699 (no monitor).  Curiously, they don't mention which version of Linux they 
have installed.

Just to make things interesting, they also include 6 months unlimited ADSL 
free with the package.  Of course, that assumes you live at a location that 
can get TPG ADSL.

The system is only available online, from  It 
is only referenced from their newsletter too.  No direct links from their 
normal hardware site.  Curious.

Anyway, I thought it was interesting to see a local hardware and internet 
provider supplying a pre-installed Linux machine.  I hope we see more of this 
as time goes by.

For the curious, the specs are given below.



----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

TPG Newsletter - Incyber

            TPG News

            Free Unlimited Broadband with X-Machine for $699 inc. GST
            TPG's X-machine is a perfect match for new users and power users
wanting a second machine. It's a very convenient product, as it's broadband
ready and fully configured, so it's as simple as plugging it in and it's
ready to go.

            The specifications of the base model are impressive for the
price and include the following:
            • Intel® Celeron® 1.2GHz
            • 128MB SDRAM
            • 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive
            • 52x CD-ROM drive
            • Minitower case
            • Integrated graphics card
            • 10W Amplified Speakers
            • Keyboard + 2 button mouse
            • ADSL USB modem
            • OpenOffice suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation
package, email client and web browser)
            • Linux OS with X Windows
            • Monitor sold separately
            • 1 year warranty, return to base
            • Free Unlimited Broadband for 6 months

            The Free 6 months of Unlimited Broadband includes the following:
            • Free 20 email addresses with free junk filters
            • Free 30MB of website space
            • Unlimited number of LAN users
            • 2 x Static IP's
            • Unlimited downloads & uploads

            All this is included for the extremely competitive price of $699
inc. GST with nothing else to pay, with no hidden charges or additional
fees. To register your interest go to

Rasjid Wilcox
Canberra, Australia (UTC +11 hrs)
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