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Scientific Linux

Last Update: 2019-08-30 14:31 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.

Average visitor rating: 7.14/10 from 14 review(s).

Scientific Summary
Distribution Scientific Linux
Home Page https://www.scientificlinux.org/
Mailing Lists https://www.scientificlinux.org/community/
User Forums http://scientificlinuxforum.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://www.scientificlinux.org/documentation/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://www.scientificlinux.org/downloads/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-12-04: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 7.6
 • 2018-07-11: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.10
 • 2018-05-12: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 7.5
 • 2017-04-17: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.9
 • 2017-01-26: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 7.3
 • 2016-02-06: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 7.2
 • 2015-08-27: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.7
 • 2015-04-14: Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 7.1
 • 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
 • More Scientific releases...

 •2019-04-22 Scientific Linux to be discontinued
 • More Scientific headlines...

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  • 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.

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Feature 7.7 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.0.9
Release Date 2019-08-14 2018-07-10 2014-11-13 2009-07-21 2007-11-18
End Of Life 2024-06 2020-11 2017-03    
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 500-10000 200-6000      
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
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
Init Software systemd Upstart SysV SysV SysV
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 7.7 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.0.9
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Version: 6.10
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-04-13
Votes: 0

If you're running the newest laptop with the latest chips, try Ubuntu or Fedora. But if you need to run an old HP server for cheap compute RAM or cores, e.g. as a KVM virtualization platform, I found that Scientific Linux ran stable on old HP servers, and the DVD had the CCISS SCSI/SAS driver needed to boot. SL Kernels are often old so don't try anything too fancy.

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Version: 7.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-21
Votes: 2

Very great distro, does all my scientific computing preddy gud
10/10 would program again

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Version: 7.6
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-02-25
Votes: 0

fatal experience:

- repos does not contains apps and packages available for other distros ... of course everything could be found by Googling, but Scientific Linux is extreme example of insufficient base repos content.

- nearly impossible to install many commonly used applications without some difficulties ... solution always takes hours, days, ...

- upgrade to higher version is pure magic

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