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LXer 12-19-2005 10:16 PM

LXer: Adoption of Linux for retail point-of-sale apps slows
 
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The holiday shopping season is bringing tidings both comforting and not so comforting to Linux vendors that are looking to break into the Windows-dominated market for point-of-sale terminals used in retail stores. Linux's share of the US retail POS market is nearing 10 percent, according to Greg Buzek, president of IHL Consulting Group. But he said the rate of the open-source operating system's gains is slowing, largely because of Microsoft's introduction in May of a scaled-down version of Windows that is tailored for retailers and has a cut-rate price. [Ed: Keep reading - there are some positives for GNU/Linux in the POS marketplace. - dcparris]

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