online article: world's first open-source Point Of Sale system uses Ubuntu

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Mon Aug 8 01:08:32 CDT 2005

<quote who="Daniel Robitaille">

> "World's first open-source Point Of Sale system tested at People's Food
> Co-op"
> According to the article, the first open-sourced Point-of-Sale system
> (that's the software in a cash register in a store) running on a
> non-windows system was tested last weekend in Portland Oregon.
> That was done on a Ubuntu computer using MySQL 5 and PHP 5.

D'oh, only a day or two earlier and I could've visited them in between
fishing trips! :-)

- Jeff

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              started off bankrupt, in a way." - Steve Ballmer

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