Free SUSE Linux for US High Schools SUSE invites High Schools Across the US to Participate In SUSE Free Linux Program
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA April 11, 2001 - Today, SUSE Linux announced SUSEs 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.
In addition, the company welcomes open source development companies to join and support the SUSE Free Linux Program for US High Schools. Hundreds of open source development companies have partnered with SUSE to provide Linux applications and utilities. Their participation is expected to enhance the program with a wide range of applications that can enhance productivity within high school computing environments. 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
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