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PR: SuSE invites High Schools Across the US to Participate In SuSE's Free Linux Program

Sep 03, 2001, 04:29 (11 Talkback[s])

SuSE Linux has launched SuSE's Free Linux Program for US High Schools Phase II of its successful campaign to develop greater awareness of open source computing and SuSE Linux throughout 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 of the second phase emphasizes the development of open source computing as the IT standard for operating systems and applications worldwide. Initially, SuSE will sponsor 2,000 boxes of SuSE Linux throughout US public and private high schools.

"In the first months of this year, 2500 have been distributed to High Schools throughout the US," said Holger Dyroff, director of sales of the company's US operations. "In Phase II, we are expanding our discussions and contacts with teachers who are sharing their experiences and information about Open Source in a mailing list. From the introductory phase, we received enthusiastic email, stating that the students were very excited about their first experience with SuSE Linux and Open Source. They enjoyed it because it was free and it allowed them to be on the cutting edge of technology. The days of proprietary operating systems dominating the computing landscape are limited and our program allows the world to see the changes taking place today."

Peter Farina, Montini Catholic High School, Lombard, IL: "The program was useful to me, my students and the school itself. In the computer club, we set up a dual-processor server and 5 workstations from some older donated hardware. I believe you have a truly excellent product. Thanks so much for running this program."

SuSE Linux supports web servers, local area networks, enterprise-level computing and personal computers. SuSE encourages high schools to apply to the program by completing an email form located at http://www.suse.com/cgi-bin/schools.pl. To subscribe to the mailing list, Please send an email to suse-schools-usa-subscribe@suse.com and follow the directions in the confirmation.

If you would like to visit SuSE at LinuxWorld Expo (Booth #1373) and speak to SuSE executives about SuSE's future plans and how Linux 7.2 affects the Internet, network environments and the IT world, please contact Xenia at 650-344-4944 ext 104 (email: xvonwedel@terpin.com).