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A Summer of Linux Delights

Jul 24, 2009, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"'Making Significant Headway'

"The United States Postal Service More about USPS, meanwhile, boosted FOSS up a notch or two when it announced recently that it has moved its package-tracking system from a Sun Solaris environment onto HP (NYSE: HPQ) More about Hewlett-Packard machines running GNU /Linux.

""In today's sagging economy and economic downturn, it's good to see the U.S. Government tightening its belt and cutting costs by using open source software to help curb spending," wrote Lisa Hoover on OStatic, where the news was soon picked up. "FOSS is making significant headway and may be on the road to winning the race."

"Slashdot, Digg and LWN were among the other sites that jumped on the good news, which had a distinctly refreshing effect throughout the blogosphere."

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