Linux is mission critical for Czechs
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Server Security The Czech postal service is putting its faith in open source, by migrating a vital application onto SuSE Linux The Czech postal service has moved a mission-critical application used by 3,400 post offices across the country to Linux.

Czech Post, the company that runs the postal service in the Czech Republic, has installed Novell's SuSE Linux on 4,000 servers and 12,000 client terminals. The number of client PCs is set to increase to 15,000 in the near future, according to a Novell spokesman. The Linux servers are running APOST, a system that handles all postal operations and is used by 20,000 Czech Post employees. The thin-client architecture, where applications are run off a central server, has cut out the need for new hardware and reduced administration costs at Czech Post, according to Novell.

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