"Enterprises frustrated with their proprietary systems can find
solace that many of their IT brethren at universities have taken
the leap of faith to Linux.
"The College of Business at California State University in
Chico, for example, provides an SAP hosting environment on Linux
for its students and for 13 other universities in the United
States. It also has plans for global expansion into India and
Mexico in the works.
"It runs the SAP applications on SuSE Linux Enterprise Servers
and Oracle databases after years as an HP-UX shop and a brief stay
on Red Hat..."