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DistroWatch.com: Boston University Linux

Boston University Linux

Last Update: Thursday 17 July 2014 04:51 GMT


Boston University Linux (or BU Linux for short) is a CentOS-based distribution specifically tailored for the Boston University environments. Among the more interesting enhancements are network installation, Kerberos authentication, tight default security, automatic security updates, OpenAFS file system, and extra software applications.


BU Linux Summary
Distribution Boston University Linux
Home Page http://linux.bu.edu/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Documentation http://www.bu.edu/tech/infrastructure/servers/bulinux/installation/
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors ftp://linst.bu.edu/bulinux/
Bug Tracker http://lbugs.bu.edu/
Related Websites  
Reviews  
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 2006-08-23: Distribution Release: BU Linux 4.6
 • 2006-06-17: Development Release: BU Linux 4.6 Beta

 • More BU Linux news...
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Table Notes and Explanations
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 5.4
monde
4.8
zodiac
4.0
bossanova
3.0
doolittle
Release Date 2010/02/03 2009/08/31 2004/07/14 2003/06/05
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 1 1 1
Free Download Network ISO Network ISO Network ISO Network ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME KDE KDE
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM
Office Suite OO.o OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual        
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List     4.0 3.0
Package 5.4
monde
4.8
zodiac
4.0
bossanova
3.0
doolittle
abiword (3.0.0) 2.4.6 -- 2.0.5 1.0.4
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.14rc4 1.0.6 1.0.3a --
ati-driver (14.10.1006) -- -- -- --
bash (4.3) 3.2 3.0 2.05b 2.05b
bind (9.10.0-P2) 9.3.4-P1 9.2.4 9.2.3 9.2.1
chromium (37.0.2062.120)        
cups (1.7.5) 1.2.4 1.1.22rc1 1.1.20 1.1.17
dhcp (4.3.1) 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0.1rc14 3.0pl1
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.39 1.35 1.35 1.32
firefox (32.0.1) 3.0.1 1.5.0.12 1.0.2 --
freetype (2.5.3) 2.2.1 2.1.9 2.1.7 2.1.3
gcc (4.9.1) 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.3.3 3.2.2
gimp (2.8.14) 2.2.13 2.0.5 2.0.5 1.2.3
glibc (2.20) 2.5 2.3.4 2.3.3 2.3.2
gnome-shell (3.12.2)        
gnucash (2.6.3) 2.2.5 -- 1.8.9 1.8.1
gnumeric (1.12.17) -- -- 1.2.8 1.0.12
grub (2.00) 0.97 0.95 0.94 0.93
gtk+ (3.12.2) 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.4.14 2.2.1
httpd (2.4.10) 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.51 2.0.40
inkscape (0.48.5) 0.45.1 -- 0.38.1 --
k3b (2.0.2) 0.12.17 0.11.14 0.11.14 --
kdelibs (4.14.1) 3.5.4 3.3.1 3.2.2 3.1
kmod (18)        
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.16.0 2.8.0 2.6.0 2.2.0
libreoffice (4.3.1) 2.3.0 1.1.5 1.1.3 1.0.2
Package 5.4
monde
4.8
zodiac
4.0
bossanova
3.0
doolittle
linux (3.16.2) 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.6.10 2.4.20
lxde-common (0.5.6) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.0.13)        
mate-desktop (1.8.1)        
MesaLib (10.2.7)        
mysql (5.6.20) 5.0.45 4.1.20 3.23.58 3.23.58
nautilus (3.12.2) 2.16.2 2.8.1 2.6.0 2.2.1
NVIDIA (340.32) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.5.2) -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u20) -- -- -- --
openssh (6.6p1) 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2
openssl (1.0.1i) 0.9.8b 0.9.7a 0.9.7a 0.9.7a
perl (5.20.1) 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.3 5.8.0
php (5.6.0) 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.10 4.2.2
postfix (2.11.1) 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.18 1.1.12
postgresql (9.3.5) 8.1.11 7.4.17 7.4.7 7.3.4
Python (3.4.1) 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.3.3 2.2.2
qt (5.3.2) 3.3.6 3.3.3 3.3.3 3.1.1
samba (4.1.12) 3.0.28 3.0.25 3.0.10 2.2.7a
systemd (216)        
thunderbird (31.1.1) 2.0.0.16 1.5.0.12 1.0.2 --
vim (7.4) 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.1
vlc (2.1.5) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.10.2) 4.4.1 -- 4.0.5 --
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.16.0) 1.1.1 (6.8.2) (6.7.0) --


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