[TriLUG] Linux at Lowes
Roberto J. Dohnert
webwarrior at gnu-darwin.org
Sun Nov 30 15:50:49 EST 2003
SuSE Linux with a customized version of FVWM2 to be exact. I know the
IS director for Lowes, I graduated from college with him.
Mike Mueller wrote:
>Yesterday at Lowes I was ordering carpet. The machine used by the customer
>service rep. have a distinctly non-windows look to it. Closer inspection
>revealed an "X" window system. Even closer inspection of the order entry
>screen on an application called Genesis revealed an permission error when
>attempting to write to /usr/local/log/blah.log. I asked if the system was
>new - it was. It was running on an IBM branded platform. I asked if the
>system was better or worse than what was used prior to the change - about the
>same was the answer, the user interface was superior.
>Could Lowes be using Linux at the PoS? Seems possible. Anybody on the list
>know for sure?
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