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Scientific Linux, the great distribution with the wrong name

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Scientific Linux is an unknown gem, one of the best Red Hat Enterprise Linux clones. The name works against it because it's not for scientists; rather it's maintained by science organizations. Let's kick the tires on the latest release and see what makes it special.

Thanks to Carla Schroder and to Linux.com:


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I like it. There seems to be fewer rock solid distros these days.



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Scientific Linux is more than just a Red Hat clone. It is targeted at scientific communities. It comes pre-loaded with a number of math, statistics, and engineering applications that CentOS and other RH clones do not install by default.

SL's developer/maintainer organization is more substantial than CentOS, at least in recent times. The competition is good, if nothing else, SL is a fall back for CentOS.

CentOS is my goto server OS, but I have used SL on my desktop frequently since my background is primarily science.


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