Novell Ships SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service for Retailers

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| Novell today announced the availability of SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Point of
| Service, the latest version of Novell's Linux* solution optimized for retail
| computing environments. SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service allows
| retailers to customize and manage point of service (POS) systems, reducing
| their in-store and data center costs while increasing system flexibility and
| reliability.

Red Hat Competes in Crowded Market

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| The company’s fate rests not so much on the quality of its enterprise Linux
| platform – the product is well regarded. Instead, “It’s kind of: it’s that
| all there is and all there’s going to be? In which case, Red Hat will
| presumably continue on as a company, but probably with fairly modest growth.”


Linux growing fast in POS, Microsoft still tops

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| In the North American market for POS (point of sales/service) terminals,
| Linux grew 32 percent year-over-year, according to figures released by IHL
| Group. The research firm reckons Linux accounted for $475 million of the
| $5.56 billion market, putting it third overall with an 8.5 percent market
| share. * *

Innova Card: Linux powered PCI-PED certified single-chip POS

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| Innova Card announces that Card Access Services has obtained PCI-PED approval
| for its USIP based CASPAD C200 EFTPOS running Linux operating system.


Gemalto First Company to Receive EMV and American Express Certifications for
its Linux-Based Payment Terminals in Italy

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| is platform, which incorporates the MagIC Open&Sec technology running on
| Linux, is aimed at securing the open world with unrivalled power and
| connectivity–MagIC³ is powered by two 32-bit microprocessors and features
| Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. In addition, its Ethernet connection
| propels it into the Internet world. * *

Point-of-sale device runs Linux from flash

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| One of the first POS (point-of-sale) equipment vendors to adopt Linux
| will now become one of the first to offer solid-state storage. Wincor
| Nixdorf's new X-Series, due in January, will be offered with an
| Msystems mModule uDOC embedded flash disk.
| A 30 year veteran of the retail equipment market, Wincor Nixdorf
| began offering POS devices based on Red Hat Linux in the year 2000.
| The company's Linux-based "Beetle" POS device (early versions pictured
| above and at left) soon attracted some high-volume customers, including
| Home Depot and the Papa John's pizza chain.

Wireless POS (Point of Sale) For Linux

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| Research has shown that the number of POS (point of sale) terminals
| running Linux in North America has increased 80% since 2002. For
| hospitality providers, there?s good reason to go with Linux.

McDonald's pilots Linux-based electronic signage

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| Fast-food chain McDonald's is reportedly piloting Linux-based
| electronic signage at a location in Chicago. The Golden Arches at Archer
| Rutherford is using content-managed digital signage for menu-board
| promotion, dining- and play-room adver-tainment, and customer
| information collection, according to an article at

Nando's goes Open Source

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| Nandos has 230 restaurants nationwide and each restaurant is required
| to forward detailed information from their Point of Sale (PoS) system
| directly to head office on a daily basis...

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| Around 98% of the world's CPUs manufactured are used in embedded systems.

Four billion embedded systems shipped in '06

PCs being pushed aside in Japan

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| The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly
| on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act
| like pocket-size computers, advanced Internet-connected game consoles,
| digital video recorders with terabytes of memory. *

Linux to grow 278% in embedded/mobile/real-time apps

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| Linux use in "next" embedded, mobile, and real-time projects will grow 278
| percent over that in "previous" projects, suggests a recent survey by Venture
| Development Corp. (VDC). *