LinuxPlanet: Big Vendors Leap To More Linux In Retail Stores
Jan 26, 2006, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)
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"Although Microsoft is becoming an increasingly formidable rival
in the same space, IBM, Sun, Oracle, and many other vendors are now
responding to renewed opportunities for Linux in department store
environments, as retail chains like Circuit City, Pep Boys, and
Urban Outfitters start to step to 100-percent Linux deployments on
their store-level IT systems.
"At the NRF (National Retail Federation) show in New York City
last week, for instance, Circuit City outlined plans for an
in-store architecture that will use software from 360Commerce to
implement Linux all the way from POS (point of service) terminals
to the branch back office..."