Scientific Linux 5.9 RC2 Is Available for Testing

The latest version of Scientific Linux can be downloaded from Softpedia

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The second Release Candidate version of Scientific Linux 5.9, a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux put together by various labs and universities around the world, is now available for download and testing.

The second Release Candidate version of Scientific Linux 5.9, a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux put together by various labs and universities around the world, is now available for download and testing.

Highlights of Scientific Linux 5.9 RC2:

• The previously bundled ndiswrapper package has been removed in SL5.9. The package no longer built successfully against the current kernel;
• The closed-source Java 6 packages are end of life as of Feb 2013. They are not included in SL5 starting with SL5.9;
• Starting with SL 5.9, yum-conf-5x is automatically installed.

A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement for the distribution.

Download Scientific Linux 5.9 RC2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.

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