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Aug 24, 1999, 21:50 (3 Talkback[s])
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[Home Depot's new Java app's may end up running on Linux PCs--see related story link below. - LT ed.]

"The Home Depot Inc. is starting to roll out Java-based applications to help run an emerging line of interior-design showrooms that's due for rapid expansion as a companion business to the company's flagship retail stores.

The Atlanta-based home-improvement chain this month began piloting an electronic product catalog and order-entry system that it developed for the Expo Design Center showrooms.follows the June launch of another application that employees in the new stores will use to track the progress of home-improvement projects they're coordinating for customers.

The new applications expand on Home Depot's heavy investment in the Java programming language, which it has used to develop systems for things such as renting tools and preparing retail sales reports for district managers."

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