CNET News: IBM Sells Linux to Retailers
Sep 25, 2002, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
"IBM has made some progress in its effort to spread the Linux
operating system far and wide, selling thousands of high-tech cash
registers to two sizable customers.
"Regal Entertainment Group, which operates hundreds of theaters,
will use the systems in 2,700 concession stands by the end of this
year and in 3,500 stands by the end of next, IBM plans to announce
Wednesday. And Casas Bahia, a Brazilian retailer, plans to install
1,500 of the systems in 320 stores.
Both customers are using Red Hat's version of Linux in the IBM
'point-of-sale' terminals, the special-purpose networked PCs that
serve the role once held by basic cash registers..."