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LinuxPlanet: Linux Dodges Microsoft In Retail Vertical Space

Jan 24, 2007, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"In the face of a big vertical marketing blitz by Microsoft, keenly evident at last week's National Retail Federation (NRF) show, several retailers in the 'household name' category keep forging ahead with Linux implementations of their internal computer systems anyway. Linux-enabled appliances were also on hand at the nationwide expo in New York City, including an HD (high definition) video bridge from Avocent that played a large role in the NRF's annual 'Store of the Future' demo.

"'There are really three places where you'll see Linux in in-store systems: servers, POS (point-of-sale) systems, and embedded appliances,' said Heinz McArthur of IBM, during an interview in the IBM booth on the NRF show floor..."

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