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LinuxDevices: Linux Leads Point-Of-Sale OS Growth, But Faces Obstacles

Mar 19, 2004, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Linux was the fastest growing operating system in the point-of-sale (POS) terminal market in 2003, according to a study by IHL Consulting Group. However, Linux's market share is still quite small, and adoption has slowed since Microsoft released Windows XP Embedded (XPe) launched on Nov. 28, 2001, IHL says.

"The number of POS terminals running Linux increased 35% in 2003, according to the IHL study, with Windows 2000/XPe close behind at 27% growth. However, Linux's installed base is about a tenth that of Windows 2000/XPe, IHL says..."

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