LinuxDevices: Linux Leads Point-Of-Sale OS Growth, But Faces Obstacles
Mar 19, 2004, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Linux was the fastest growing operating system in the
point-of-sale (POS) terminal market in 2003, according to a study
by IHL Consulting Group. However, Linux's market share is still
quite small, and adoption has slowed since Microsoft released
Windows XP Embedded (XPe) launched on Nov. 28, 2001, IHL says.
"The number of POS terminals running Linux increased 35% in
2003, according to the IHL study, with Windows 2000/XPe close
behind at 27% growth. However, Linux's installed base is about a
tenth that of Windows 2000/XPe, IHL says..."