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rhbegin 05-12-2011 11:25 AM

Does anyone use Scientific Linux?
 
I downloaded Scientific Linux and I am installing it, does anyone run/use it.

Any advice tips would be great.

Thanks

DavidMcCann 05-12-2011 11:44 AM

I've only tried it out; I couldn't use it because it doesn't support my sound chip.

The documentation for CentOS was useful, particularly the information about setting up the EPEL and RPMFusion repositories, and using yum-priority so that they don't compromise the stability of your system. Otherwise, it was all much the same as using Fedora (and presumably RHEL).

snowpine 05-12-2011 12:32 PM

Yes, I have SL6 installed on a spare computer (though I don't use it every day). As you probably know, it is in the family of Red Hat/CentOS and therefore is very well documented and supported. Let us know if you have specific questions, enjoy! :)

knudfl 05-12-2011 12:47 PM

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Scientific Linux .... does anyone run / use it.
Scientific Linux SL6 ( A copy of RHEL 6 ) is developed by CERN, Switzerland,
to have an in house common OS.
So I guess that many of the 30,000 CERN employees use it.

( I have two installs of SL 6.0 ).

rhbegin 05-12-2011 03:38 PM

As always Linux Questions is GREAT!

I have installed it, I may have a few questions should I post them in this forum or is there another location that is preferred?

Thank you again!

:)

John VV 05-12-2011 08:19 PM

I do -- see the sig. below

I use software designed for the lab and Univ.
ISIS3 from the usgs and nasa
http://isis.astrogeology.usgs.gov/index.html
and "NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline"
http://ti.arc.nasa.gov/tech/asr/inte...cs/ngt/stereo/
now rhel5.4 would be better but it runs on SL6

these do not run on fedora nor opensuse11.3 ( think suse 10.1 )

DavidMcCann 05-13-2011 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by rhbegin (Post 4354664)
I have installed it, I may have a few questions should I post them in this forum or is there another location that is preferred?

If the question is likely to be need knowledge of SL in particular, posting in the Red Hat section of Distributions is probably best. If it's about something that anyone could answer, put it in the appropriate section, like Hardware or Software.

szboardstretcher 05-13-2011 10:46 AM

Scientific Linux 6 is great. I installed it in a 1G/1Cpu VM and it booted up completely in under 10 seconds.

Great distro.

And really, if its good enough for Fermi and CERN, its good enough for me.

FYI: Some of the external Repo's haven't caught up with the release of 6 yet.


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