Software // Enterprise Applications
News
10/10/2005
04:28 PM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
Repost This

Teaching Children To Love Linux

The Chinese government is embracing the penguin. It awarded a $42.7 million contract last week to Sun Wah Linux Ltd. for 141,000 desktop PCs running the open-source operating system for primary and secondary schools in Jiangsu Province. Sun Wah Linux, working with six PC vendors, plans to install Rays LX, its version of Debian-based Linux workstation software. The original contract called for Windows, but the software vendor says it "managed to turn these desktops into dual-boot machines with Rays LX as the preferred loading OS." The computers also will be loaded with E-learning applications from local vendors.

The deployment in Jiangsu Province, a heavily populated area that encompasses the lower Yangtze River plain and western approaches to Shanghai, is part of China's School-to-School Project, which aims to connect 90% of the nation's schools to the Internet by 2010. Sun Wah Linux says the deal is among the top five largest Linux desktop deployments in the world.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Government, May 2014
NIST's cyber-security framework gives critical-infrastructure operators a new tool to assess readiness. But will operators put this voluntary framework to work?
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.