Reuters: Linux Heads to Main St. with Sherwin-Williams
May 23, 2002, 17:30 (30 Talkback[s])
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"Linux, the open source operating system that software
developers cherish for its shared computer code, is taking a
hesitant step toward Main Street, USA.
"Sherwin-Williams Co., the No. 1 US paint maker, plans to
convert its computers and cash registers in more than 2,500 stores
to the upstart operating system in the next year and has hired
International Business Machines Corp's services division to do the
"It's not quite a huge victory for Linux -- Sherwin Williams'
back office support systems isn't part of the deal -- but analysts
say it could be an indication that retailers are turning to Linux
as they replace their old systems..."