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ZDNet UK: UK music store [MVC] loves Linux

Jul 05, 2000, 20:19 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Will Knight)

"Linux is all over the high street thanks to music and entertainment retailer MVC which has installed the open source operating system nationwide, the company said Tuesday."

"Over 900 Electronic Point of Sale (EPS) devices in MVC stores will operate across a network of IBM Netfinity servers running Linux."

"This is yet another nail in the coffin of the old argument that Linux cannot perform in a commercial environment," says UK manager of Pick Systems, Nigel Town, who oversaw the roll out of these new systems across the UK. "In some sectors, especially in retail, Linux is fast becoming the operating system of choice. Indeed, in this sector, Pick Systems has shipped more Linux versions of D3 than all other platforms put together."

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