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Linux Business

+ - Linux at the Point of Sale 1

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NegativeK
NegativeK writes "I work at a local comic and games shop, and I've been kicking around what it would take to implement a barcode scanner and more detailed inventory control. Currently, the setup is a low-tech register that tracks general areas of sales: new comics, ccgs, Games Workshop, rpgs, etc.

Assuming the actual register stays, what resources are out there for a barcode implementation? FOSS on Linux, the ability to use a cheap scanner, datamining, and output in a useful format (OpenOffice spreadsheet?) are all requirements. The idea hasn't been pitched to the shop owner yet, so ease of use is probably more important than anything — but breaking out the programming books to work on parts isn't out of the question for me."

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?

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