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Re: [K12OSN] D Day



>
> On Jun 2, 2004, at 12:06 PM, Jim Wildman wrote:
>>
>> If you watch closely you can see that Lowe's is using what looks like a
>> Linux thin client, at least in their wallpaper department.  It is
>> definitely a kde implementation.
>>
>> Autozone also uses Linux.  Looks like as a login from a terminal
>> arrangement.
>>
>> In both cases, I happened to catch a terminal as it rebooted.
> I happen to work for a growing computer retail chain and Linux is used
> extensively throughout the business. Besides having an HP-UX box
> running custom POS software, the Wyse60 terminals used as registers
> were replaced a few years ago with flex-atx PCs that pxe boot from a
> RedHat 6.2 box in the back that also acts as an internal web server and
> proxy. Except for a few human glitches, this system has worked
> flawlessly and allowed the company to implement electronic signature
> capture when credit card purchases are made. I know that if a keyboard
> fails or a monitor goes out, it is much cheaper to replace a keyboard
> now from shelf stock than waiting on a replacement for a Wyse keyboard.
> And with the openness of the system, the implementation of thermal
> receipt printers was achievable.
>
Paul,
 would you happen to know how they do the signature capture? julius



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