eWEEK: Cashing in on Linux

[ Thanks to Douglas D.
for this link. ]

“Retail businesses can operate in hundreds, even thousands, of
dispersed geographic locations and be staffed by employees with
little, if any, IT training. But slim profit margins force IT
directors to keep costs as low as possible.

“Some retail operations are turning to Linux, the open-source
operating system that, unlike commercial operating systems, comes
with no license fee.

“In addition to the lower upfront cost, retailers such as Papa
John’s International Inc. have found that Linux can give them
control of development costs…”


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