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LinuxPlanet: Linux Computing at MIT

May 30, 2006, 21:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Exiting the Red Line Cambridge subway station, I turned left and headed south on Massachusetts Avenue. I was on my way to meet Jonathan Reed, Athena Consulting Supervisor, at MIT. Reed supervises the team that supports the campus-wide UNIX and Linux environment.

"Naturally, you'd expect widespread Linux use at MIT. Over the past few years, MIT's Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) group, including Reed's team, have streamlined the process of installing, updating, and running Linux on student's and faculty machines. One interesting goal of the team is to give incoming freshmen the option to order a laptop with Linux pre-installed..."

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