Australian IT: Linux Taking Over at Uni
Dec 18, 2002, 13:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"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