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eWeek: Linux Goes Ka-Ching

Jun 10, 2003, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Linux is making cash registers ring, and not just for Red Hat Inc., SuSE Linux AG and other distributors of the open-source operating system.

"Retailers of all sizes are investigating the use of Linux on POS, or point-of-sale, systems to provide some flexibility in their software deployments and lower operating costs by avoiding licensing fees. Cost savings is crucial in the world of retail, where life is lived on razor-thin margins.

"When it came time to decide whether to run POS PCs on Windows or Linux, retailer Batteries Plus LLC pulled the plug on Microsoft Corp..."

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