"A POS system consists of a number of different
components, including computer hardware, a computer operating
system, checkout hardware, and checkout software. A key part is the
POS software. The purpose of this article is to identify Linux
software that forms part of the checkout system. With the current
economic climate, open source POS software has the obvious
advantage of helping a business to lower costs.
"Linux has a good range of open source Point-of-Sale software
which can help retailers make considerable cost savings, not simply
due to the lack of licensing and upgrade fees. One application
which has not been included in this feature but is worthy of a
special mention is NolaPro. It is an outstanding free to download
application but is released under a proprietary license.
"To provide an insight into the open source software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 6 of our favorite
Point-of-Sale software. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest here for anyone who needs to track sales and inventory as
"So, let's explore the 6 Point-of-Sale tools at hand. For each
application we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews."