Scientific Linux is a recompiled distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, developed jointly by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Nuclear Research Organization or, as we know, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Scientific Linux is relatively unknown, but it is one of the best clones of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Its name, though it shows that it is only for scientists, is unfair. Naturally, distribution is not only scientists, it took it because its development and maintenance are done by scientific organizations.
Although the distribution aims to be fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it also provides additional packages not found in RHEL. The most notable of these are various file systems, such as Cluster Suite and Global File System (GFS). , FUSE, OpenAFS, Squashfs and Unionfs. Supports wireless networking with Intel wireless firmware, MadWiFi and NDISwrapper. Comes with Sun Java and Java Development Kit (JDK), along with the lightweight IceWM window manager. It has R - a language for statistical computing, as well as the Alpine email client.
The new version, apparently, began to grow shortly after 1's August night, when Red Hat, announced general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4 is the latest update of the distribution Linux for businesses. Of course, every release of RHEL is considered a big event, due to the slow growth cycle adopted by the company.
What is the SL 7.4 version?
SL Secure Boot Key
The boot chain of Scientific Linux 7.4 has been signed with a new key. For more information, see About UEFI Secure Boot.
With SL 7.4, OpenAFS has been updated in the 1.6.21 version of the latest stable version
You can read the entire change log from the following link:
Those interested can download the ISO from the ftp server of the University of Crete
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