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SUSE Linux Upgrade Could Benefit Retailers

Apr 02, 2012, 11:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by the VAR Guy)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"SUSE has delivered a Linux distribution upgrade that could benefit VARs in the retail vertical. The new release, dubbed SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP 2, specifically targets retail customers ? including general merchandisers, specialty retailers, food and drug stores.

"Admittedly, the new SUSE release sounds a bit dated right out of the box, since it uses a client-server architecture. But don?t forget: Most retailers continue to leverage client-server systems for their POS platforms. Indeed, SUSE claims that nearly 70 percent of US Fortune 100 general merchandisers, specialty retailers, and food and drug stores use SUSE Linux Enterprise, including National Vision, Coop and Walgreens."

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