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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..."

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