IT Manager's Journal: Why Major Retailers are Taking Baby Penguin Steps with Linux
Jun 16, 2005, 13:00 (9 Talkback[s])
"The Linux mascot is a creature known for its mob mentality.
Penguins as a group push each other, and then follow the first few
birds into the water when it is time to jump--or in the case of a
waiting orca, not jump. Major electronics and PC retailers, such as
Fry's and Wal-Mart, may be ready to do the same, based on the
success or failure of new Linux sections and staff in stores of the
smaller, Midwest-based chain Micro Center.
"Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony told ITMJ that his Linux software
company is looking forward this summer to what might be the biggest
break yet for retail Linux: trained sales support and an array of
Linux desktops and notebooks, with a goal of having the Linux
departments in all 20 Micro Center locations by the end of