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POS

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:28 pm
by naksh31
What is POS software ?

Re: POS

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:22 pm
by EmuandCo
POS aka Point of Sale is mainly specific software or operating systems for cash registers.

Re: POS

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:25 pm
by PurpleGurl
Yeah, I remember from over a decade ago that a lot of store register systems used Windows 2000 or some custom version of NT and ran the software to work with the register hardware and handle credit/debit card transactions. A lot used a Socket 7 motherboard using an AMD CPU. On 2 occasions, I told clerks what to do when they hung. I'd notice them reboot with a screen identifying the CPU as a K6-II or a K6-III. Those were AMD's improvements on the original Pentium that would work with the same motherboards as the Pentium.

Sorry for any confusion with the term since I seem to be the one using it the most around here.

Re: POS

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:41 am
by Thanatophobia
PurpleGurl wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Yeah, I remember from over a decade ago that a lot of store register systems used Windows 2000 or some custom version of NT and ran the software to work with the register hardware and handle credit/debit card transactions.
Yeah, I think it was one of those Windows CE or Embedded POSReady editions.

Re: POS

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:25 pm
by PurpleGurl
Thanatophobia wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:41 am
Yeah, I think it was one of those Windows CE or Embedded POSReady editions.
I imagine so. Most I had encountered of that era ran on Socket 7 boards, and most used the Pentium clone CPUs, apparently since they were more cost-effective (and also more powerful).