InformationWeek: Linux Gains Ground In Retailing
Mar 27, 2003, 16:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Linux is gaining market share in the retail industry. Use of
the open-source operating system to run point-of-sale terminals in
North America increased 185% last year, IHL Consulting Group said
in a study released Wednesday.
"Linux is gaining traction particularly within restaurants and
'category killers,' megastores such as Home Depot and Toys 'R Us
that are thought to drive small, local stores out of business, says
IHL, an independent business-consulting firm for IT companies
focusing on the retail industry.
"Nevertheless, with only 4% of the point-of-sale market, Linux
has quite a way to go before it becomes a serious challenger to
Microsoft's Windows and IBM's 4690, which last year had 69% and 17%
of total shipments, respectively..."