LinuxDevices: Linux Growth Strong in $6B North American POS Market
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"Shipments of PC-based point-of-sale (POS) systems in North
America grew five percent in 2005, to nearly $6 billion, market
analyst IHL reported Wednesday. Linux-based systems accounted for
nine percent of shipments, up from five percent the previous year.
Windows-based systems led the market, with a 71 percent share of
shipments, IHL reported.
"Through 2003, Linux was the fastest-growing POS OS, according
to IHL. However, Linux growth was slowed substantially by the
November, 2001 release of Windows XP Embedded (XPe), according to