"Red Hat and SuSE Linux, the top two sellers of the open-source
operating system, are launching new discounts to attract students
and educational institutions, a strategically important customer
set for technology companies.
"Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat, the top seller of the open-source
operating system, will sell students its Red Hat Academic Desktop
product for $25 and sell schools its Red Hat Academic Server
product for $50, including online software updates but no telephone
support. The products will be offered first in the United States,
but will be available internationally by the end of the year, said
John Young, vice president of marketing.
"No. 2 SuSE on Wednesday began offering schools, students,
universities and nonprofit customers a discount of more than 40
percent through two sales partners, CCV Software and Ricis..."
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