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DistroWatch.com: Scientific Linux

Scientific Linux

Last Update: 2014-11-20 04:13 UTC


Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, co-developed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Although it aims to be fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it also provides additional packages not found in the upstream product; the most notable among these are various file systems, including Cluster Suite and Global File System (GFS), FUSE, OpenAFS, Squashfs and Unionfs, wireless networking support with Intel wireless firmware, MadWiFi and NDISwrapper, Sun Java and Java Development Kit (JDK), the lightweight IceWM window manager, R - a language and environment for statistical computing, and the Alpine email client.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 43 (328), 6 months: 36 (377), 3 months: 32 (410), 4 weeks: 56 (257), 1 week: 57 (209)


Scientific Summary
Distribution Scientific Linux
Home Page https://www.scientificlinux.org/
Mailing Lists https://www.scientificlinux.org/community/
User Forums http://scientificlinuxforum.org/
Documentation https://www.scientificlinux.org/documentation/
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors https://www.scientificlinux.org/downloads/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites WikipediaScientific Linux Brazil
Reviews 7.x: DistroWatchDedoimedo
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Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 2014-11-13: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.6
 • 2014-10-14: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 7.0
 • 2014-07-26: Development Release: Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 1
 • 2014-07-04: Development Release: Scientific Linux 7 Alpha
 • 2014-02-08: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.5 "Live"
 • 2014-01-31: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.5

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Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (219)
  • 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 7.0 6.6 5.11 4.8 3.0.9
Release Date 2014-10-13 2014-11-12 2014-11-13 2009-07-21 2007-11-18
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 2 DVDs 2 DVDs 6 4
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o* OO.o* OO.o*
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw
Full Package List 7.0 6.6 5.11 4.8 3.0.9
Package 7.0 6.6 5.11 4.8 3.0.9
abiword (3.0.0) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.27.2 1.0.22 1.0.17 1.0.6 --
ati-driver (14.501.1003) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.3.30) 4.2 4.1 3.1 3.0 2.05b
bind (9.10.1-P1) 9.9.4 9.8.2rc1 9.3.6-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4
chromium (39.0.2171.95) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.0.1) 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.3.7 1.1.22rc1 1.1.17
dhcp (4.3.1) 4.2.5 4.1.1-P1 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0.1
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32
firefox (34.0.5) 24.5.0 31.1.0 24.8.0 3.0.11 --
freetype (2.5.4) 2.4.11 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.1.9 2.1.4
gcc (4.9.2) 4.8.2 4.4.7 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.2.3
gimp (2.8.14) 2.8.10 2.6.9 2.2.13 2.0.5 1.2.3
glibc (2.20) 2.17 2.12 2.5 2.3.4 2.3.2
gnome-shell (3.14.3) 3.8.4 -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.5) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.18) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.00) 2.02 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93
gtk+ (3.14.6) 3.8.8 2.18.9 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.2.4
httpd (2.4.10) 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.46
inkscape (0.48.5) 0.48.4 0.47 -- -- --
k3b (2.0.3) 2.0.2 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.14 --
kdelibs (4.14.3) 4.10.5 4.3.4 3.5.4 3.3.1 3.1.3
kmod (19) 14 -- -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.28.0 2.16.0 2.8.0 2.2.2
libreoffice (4.3.5) 4.1.4 4.0.4 3.1.1* 1.1.5* 1.1.2*
Package 7.0 6.6 5.11 4.8 3.0.9
linux (3.18.1) 3.10 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.4.21
lxde-common (0.99.0) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.0.15) 5.5.35 -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.8.1) -- -- -- -- --
MesaLib (10.4.0) 9.2.5 10.1.2 6.5.1 -- --
mysql (5.6.22) -- 5.1.71 5.0.95 4.1.22 3.23.58
nautilus (3.14.2) 3.8.2 2.28.4 2.16.2 2.8.1 2.2.4
NVIDIA (343.36) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.5.2) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u20) 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 -- --
openssh (6.7p1) 6.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.6.1p2
openssl (1.0.1j) 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 0.9.8b 0.9.7a 0.9.7a
perl (5.20.1) 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0
php (5.6.4) 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.2
postfix (2.11.3) 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.16
postgresql (9.4.0) 9.2.7 8.4.20 8.1.23 7.4.19 7.3.19
Python (3.4.2) 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.2.3
qt (5.4.0) 4.8.5 4.6.2 3.3.6 3.3.3 3.1.2
samba (4.1.14) 4.1.1 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.33 3.0.9
systemd (218) 208 -- -- -- --
thunderbird (31.2.0) -- 24.8.0 -- 1.5.0.12 --
vim (7.4) 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.3.046 6.3.046
vlc (2.1.5) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.10.3) -- -- -- -- --
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.16.3) 1.15.0 1.15.0 1.1.1 (6.8.2) --


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