Tufts has a site license for Red Hat Enterprise Linux which allows the software to be installed on any university-owned system for non-personal staff/faculty use. UIT hosts a Red Hat Network Satellite Server that provides local mirroring of packages and installation media. This server supports both the current version (version 6) and previous version (version 5) of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, both 32-bit and 64-bit desktop and server versions. Using the Tufts Red Hat Network Satellite Server to manage your linux systems will provide you with local access to all updates from Red Hat as well as a centralized location to manage your systems.
If you would like to install linux, please contact OIT.