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AllLinuxDevices: Linux-Based POS Systems Increase 80% in 2001

Mar 28, 2002, 03:00 (13 Talkback[s])

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"The population of Retail Point of Sale Terminals running Linux in North America increased 80% according to a new study released today from IHL Consulting Group. However, shipments of the popular open-source operating system actually decreased from 2000.

"'We began the year projecting 300-400% growth for Linux,' says Greg Buzek, President of IHL Consulting Group. 'But two large retail defections from planned rollouts of POS units greatly hampered the growth of the operating system. Musicland was just about ready to roll with Linux when they were purchased by Best Buy, a Windows NT shop. Best Buy changed those Linux plans. And Home Depot also was looking to roll with Linux at the POS, but those plans were nixed when the company made several management changes'..."

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