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Re: Argos Uses GNU/Linux

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____/ Homer on Friday 15 Jul 2011 00:31 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Today there was a browser alert on one of the terminals and a pop-up
>> window from Opera came up, with what seemed like Fedora's default
>> window decorators. Anyway, I got 2 Archos MP3 players (Linux of
>> course). Linux at the counter, over the counter, at the core... and in
>> the least Linux-friendly country, too? The UK commerce sector is
>> considered Linux-hostile. Maybe it just keeps its Linux dependence
>> quiet while the thugs from Apple and Microsoft looks for victims to
>> extort at gunpoint.
> It's probably WNLPOS (Wincor Nixdorf Linux for Point of Service), which
> is used everywhere, including Tesco (so I hear). It was based on Fedora
> at one point, but I think they switched to CentOS.

My first thought was, this looks like Red Hat (maybe the RT version), but due
to cost I thought, "no, that can't be." Probably Fedora... but cent OS would
overcome the cost issue.

Argos doesn't want pornographic popups starting to show up on people's

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