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ComputerWorld: Home Depot Testing Linux For Mushrooming PC Volume

Jun 22, 1999, 10:44 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

Thanks to Joe Wright for this link.

"The Home Depot Inc.'s growth is so rapid, the company may have to turn to the Linux operating system to remotely manage its mushrooming population of in-store PCs."

"Home Depot, which already operates more than 800 stores... Using Linux to run those PCs could offer a key advantage that other operating systems don't..."

"Linux would allow support engineers at the company's Atlanta headquarters to manage the basic settings of each machine from within a Web browser."

"... an argument for choosing Linux over Windows CE is that the company's store client applications are written in Java, he said.

"The extent of Java support for Windows CE is unclear."

Complete story.