German universities migrate to Linux
Around 560,000 German students plus thousands of staff at 33 German universities will now be supported by Linux systems from Novell.
The Federal State of North Rhine Westphalia has selected Novell to support the critical IT infrastructure systems at the universities in its region.
The system includes the Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop platform. The move is designed to give the colleges a cheaper sytem whilst also giving them a more flexible IT architecture when compared to other proprietary software.