"Retailer taps open-source operating system to let shoppers hear
any song on any CD
"If Linux's brightest future is as a one-task "appliance"
server, Wherehouse Entertainment Inc. is providing a glimpse of
"The music and video chain is testing a digital system that will
allow customers to hear 45 seconds of audio from every song on
every CD in the store's inventory, rather than listening to only
preselected CDs on a rack.
"In a report last month, Dataquest, a unit of Stamford,
Conn.-based Gartner Group Inc., projected that sales of Linux will
be strongest in such task-specific roles..."
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