"Linux is all over the high street thanks to music and
entertainment retailer MVC which has installed the open source
operating system nationwide, the company said Tuesday."
"Over 900 Electronic Point of Sale (EPS) devices in MVC
stores will operate across a network of IBM Netfinity servers
"This is yet another nail in the coffin of the old argument that
Linux cannot perform in a commercial environment," says UK manager
of Pick Systems, Nigel Town, who oversaw the roll out of these new
systems across the UK. "In some sectors, especially in retail,
Linux is fast becoming the operating system of choice. Indeed, in
this sector, Pick Systems has shipped more Linux versions of D3
than all other platforms put together."