Instead of using Microsoft NT, Unix, or Novell, the technology team from Haywood County School District in North Carolina saved thousands of dollars by installing RedHat Linux on its servers.

The Linux operating system was written by Linus Torvalds while he was a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Instead of making it proprietary and trying to sell it, he gave Linux away, so anyone who wanted to develop it further could do so.


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