Qualifying schools provide instructors with technology resources that help them instruct students on software development. VMware also sells its products and services at a discount to higher education and K-12 schools for user in their campus IT infrastructure.
This news comes at VMware released most of its VMware Tools as open source. The tools are a suite of guest operating system virtualization components geared to improve Vmware virtual machine performance and management.
VMware is aiming to ease Linux integration for its distribution partners with the open source tools by easing porting to new operating systems, increasing user involvement in test and development and fostering innovation. To that end, Linux vendors can now integrate open-source-based VMware Tools--hosted at Sourceforce.net--into future versions of their OSes.