U.S. Postal Service Switches To Linux

U.S. Postal Service Gives Stamp of Approval To FOSS

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has switched 1,300 of the servers that manage its package tracking system to a Linux environment. The move has taken the better part of a year since all the original system code was written in Cobol and had to be converted for Linux -- a less expensive option than rewriting it altogether.

A transition from Sun Solaris to Linux on HP produced "significant" cost savings.