Computer Business Review: Novell, NCR Sign Linux Pact for POS Gear
May 23, 2006, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linux isn't just for servers and desktops. It is also for
embedded devices such as cash registers and kiosks. Perhaps more
than any other commercial Linux distributor, Novell Inc has been
active in fomenting the use of Linux in point-of-sale devices. NCR
Corp is the latest vendor to sign up to use SUSE Linux on its own
brand of point-of-sale gear.
"In January 2004, Novell formed an alliance with IBM Corp to
deliver SUSE Linux on Big Blue's POS gear, including cash registers
and in-store servers. IBM and Novell co-developed the Linux Point
of Service 9 version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (for the
in-store servers) and Novell Linux Desktop 9 (for the cash
registers) and launched them together in April 2005..."