"In the face of a big vertical marketing blitz by Microsoft,
keenly evident at last week's National Retail Federation (NRF)
show, several retailers in the 'household name' category keep
forging ahead with Linux implementations of their internal computer
systems anyway. Linux-enabled appliances were also on hand at the
nationwide expo in New York City, including an HD (high definition)
video bridge from Avocent that played a large role in the NRF's
annual 'Store of the Future' demo.
"'There are really three places where you'll see Linux in
in-store systems: servers, POS (point-of-sale) systems, and
embedded appliances,' said Heinz McArthur of IBM, during an
interview in the IBM booth on the NRF show floor..."