Scientific Linux is an open source Linux release put together by various labs and universities around the world. Its primary purpose is to reduce duplicated effort of the labs, and to have a common install base for the various experiments.
The base Scientific Linux distribution is basically Enterprise Linux, recompiled from source.
Our main goal for the base distribution is to have everything compatible with Enterprise, with only a few minor additions or changes. An example of of items that were added are Pine, and OpenAFS.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Linux kernel 2.6.32-358.2.1.el6
· XOrg 1.13.0
· GNOME 2.28
· Firefox 17.0.5
· Thunderbird 17.0.5
· Icewm 1.2.37 (LiveMiniCD)
· LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 (only on LiveDVD)
· KDE 4.3.4 (only on LiveDVD)