‘LightSpeed’ is a point of sale and inventory management system made exclusively for the Mac. It’s made by a company called ‘LightSpeed’ out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
You see, the folks that made LightSpeed originally called their company ‘Xsilva Systems, Inc.’ (‘Xsilva’ for short) but recently felt that this was too complicated so they decided to rename their company to be the same name as their flagship product.
So, now there are two ‘LightSpeeds’… the product and the company that makes it. They’re both called LightSpeed. This was done to make things easier to understand. Did it work? You tell me.