LinuxWorld Australia: Adoption of Linux for Retail Point-of-Sale Apps Slows
Dec 20, 2005, 15:15 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The holiday shopping season is bringing tidings both comforting
and not so comforting to Linux vendors that are looking to break
into the Windows-dominated market for point-of-sale terminals used
in retail stores.
"Linux's share of the US retail POS market is nearing 10
percent, according to Greg Buzek, president of IHL Consulting
Group. But he said the rate of the open-source operating system's
gains is slowing, largely because of Microsoft's introduction in
May of a scaled-down version of Windows that is tailored for
retailers and has a cut-rate price..."