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AsiaBizTech: IBM Japan to Install 15,000 Linux Servers in Lawson Stores

Oct 31, 2000, 16:11 (4 Talkback[s])
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"IBM Japan Ltd. announced Oct. 30 it will install its 'e server xSeries,' Linux-based servers, at outlets of major convenience store chain operator Lawson Inc."

"About 7,600 Lawson stores now provide a service for booking accommodation and tickets to concerts and leisure events through "Loppi" multimedia terminals, which can also download game software for the Game Boy machines of Nintendo Co., Ltd. Lawson decided to install IBM Japan's Linux servers to expand the services and functions of the terminals."

"From November, a main and a backup server will be placed in stores with Loppi terminals. By March 2001, the biggest Linux-based server network in Japan, involving 15,200 servers, should be up and running."

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