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ZDNet UK: Red Hat discusses deal to supply Linux to UK schools

Jan 19, 2000, 17:39 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Red Hat is currently discussing the details of a deal supply Linux to British schools that according to some reports may involve free distribution software as well as technical support services at a significantly reduced price."

"This follows a sponsorship deal between Red Hat and Parrs Wood high school in Manchester, which recently unveiled an extensive computer network largely based on Red Hat Linux...."

"Tim Towers a Unix technical expert who has set up Linux networks at a number of schools in Hertfordshire, says this is a major advance for schools in Britain mainly because of the ongoing support Red Hat is to offer. "The technical support if the most newsworthy thing because Linux is already free. Providing support is the key because the teachers here were most worried about technical support."

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