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

“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.