"Today, SuSE Linux announced SuSE's Free Linux Program for
US High Schools. Administrators, IT specialist or teachers of
computer science at secondary educational institutions are invited
to participate in the program immediately. The announcement is
part of an ongoing campaign to make open source computing the IT
standard for operating systems and applications worldwide.
Initially, SuSE will sponsor more than 2,000 boxes of SuSE Linux
throughout US public and private high schools."
"Open Source computing operating systems and applications are
built upon contributions from thousands of individuals and
companies around the world," said Dirk Hohndel, president of the
company's US operations. "Having it in high schools around the US,
demonstrates the open source philosophy and show students,
teachers, administrators and IT specialist that they do not have to
be tied to expensive operating systems and ongoing costly upgrades.
The days of proprietary operating systems dominating the computing
landscape are limited and this program allows the world to see the
changes taking place today."