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osOpinion: The Best Battleground for Linux?

Mar 01, 2003, 07:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

"Restaurant chain Papa John's is an unlikely place for the great operating system war between Windows and Linux to play out. Papa John's motto, after all, is 'Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.' Pretty low-tech.

"But with 2,900 stores across the country, Papa John's has significant IT needs. In a recent major overhaul, the company replaced its vintage electronic cash registers with terminals that use Linux to link to back-end accounting.

"And Papa John's is not alone. Consider Regal Cinemas, which claims to be the world's largest motion picture exhibitor, with 5,663 screens in 36 states. The last time you bought an extra large popcorn with extra butter at a Regal theatre, that sale was transmitted to the chain's accounting department through a network running the Linux OS..."

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