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eWEEK: Cashing in on Linux

Oct 10, 2002, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"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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