MyCareer.com.au reports on the new computer labs at Melbourne University's Trinity College. Last December, the college ditched its Windows NT network in favor of "think clients" that boot up with Debian Linux off the network or from flash memory cards. Trinity's ITT manager says the benefits of Open Source to educators are cost, simplicity, and flexibility: ""We'd rather have skills in-house and invest money in our own people rather than other
companies' people. If you're tied to a vendor it takes the control out of your hands."
June 8, 2001