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Re: [OT] Universities, Linux, M$, USA

On Tue, 24 Apr 2007, John L Fjellstad wrote:

Michael Dominok <du.lists@dominok.net> writes:

Is this typical for US-universities?
3 out of the 3 (german) universities I have attended were running
*nix-system for their students/stuff.

Looks like "old Europe" is leading here?

Well, I only attended on US college, but Santa Clara U always had a UNIX
lab.  Used to be HP-UX, now it's Solaris.  Actually, the engineering lab
has three systems, Solaris, Linux and Windows.

John L. Fjellstad
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My sense is that it's typical for universities to do the standard lock-in thing for desktop environments, i.e., most people use Windows so we do too. However, most universities also run more serious systems for servers, enterprise computing, and research, and these are often unix-ish of some sort. My two office computers and my laptop, all university owned, are all Debian pure, but with tenure, hey, what are they going to do to me? :)


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