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LinuxDevices: Linux Growth Strong in $6B North American POS Market

Mar 17, 2006, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])

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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 the firm..."

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