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Australian IT: Linux Taking Over at Uni

Dec 18, 2002, 13:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Jenkins)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Linux is making inroads into the nation's universities, pushing Windows, Unix and Apple operating systems off the desktops of first-year IT students.

"It is making ground in IT courses because Linux is both easy to lock-down, easy to pull apart and offers simple licensing for distribution to students.

"At the University of Wollongong, which has about 1700 computer science students, machines in first-year labs that used to boot from either Windows or Linux have been changed to Linux only.

"'We get large number of inexperienced people in first-year and we are really trying to keep down our overheads and concentrate our professional support more in the later years,' said Les Ohlbach, operations manager for the university's Department of Informatics..."

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