What do the weather and the mail have in common?

Like the United States Postal Service, the National Weather Service has made the switch to Linux.

Specifically, the weather gurus are using Red Hat Linux (woohoo!) — and they have even replaced both traditional UNIX and Microsoft Windows desktops with Gnome, fortified with the OpenOffice.org suite.

Also of note is the fact that the newly-formed government agency known as the Homeland Security Department has also switched to Linux.

Pretty exciting news.

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