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LinuxDevices: Growing Opportunity for Linux in Retail POS

Sep 29, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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"IBM Business Consulting Services has released its annual Retail CIO Survey for 2003, with findings that suggest a growing opportunity for Linux in point of sale (POS) and other retail systems. According to the report, Linux as an in-store operating environment grew from 0% in 2002 to 5% in 2003, while more than a quarter of respondents expected to implement Linux-based in-store operating environments within 3 to 5 years.

"The IBM report coincides with an interesting story by LinuxJournal publisher Phil Hughes, who identifies an opportunity for embedded Linux in the retail market, where it has made few inroads to date..."

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