To Scientific Linux είναι μια recompiled διανομή του Red Hat Enterprise Linux, που αναπτύχθηκε από κοινού από τη Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory και τον Ευρωπαϊκό Οργανισμό Πυρηνικών Ερευνών ή όπως μας είναι γνωστός, 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.
Παρά το γεγονός ότι η διανομή έχει σαν στόχο να είναι πλήρως συμβατή με το Red Hat Enterprise Linux, παρέχει και επιπλέον πακέτα που δεν βρίσκονται στο RHEL Τα πιο αξιοσημείωτα από αυτά είναι διάφορα συστήματα αρχείων, όπως τα cluster Suite και Global File System (GFS), FUSE, OpenAFS, Squashfs και Unionfs. Υποστηρίζει wireless networking με Intel wireless firmware, MadWiFi και NDISwrapper. Έρχεται με Sun Java και Java Development Kit (JDK), μαζί με το lightweight IceWM window manager. Διαθέτει την R – μια γλώσσα για statistical computing, καθώς και το Alpine email client.
I tested the distribution in my system. Dual boot with Manjaro Linux that I especially like because of the rolling platform she's using. I decided to add a system like SL 7.2 first because I wanted some server features that does not have Manjaro and then why it's a Red Hat clone.
Of course, to get the dual boot in my hands I had to use some tweaks. After installing Scientific Linux 7.2, the boot of the system did not see Manjaro at all, so before I went to Scientific Linux I chose boot from BIOS where the main system of the computer appeared.
So from Manjaro I opened as root the directory /boot
I searched the dirs that contained the boot of SL (listed as redhat) and deleted the REDHAT and Boot directorys leaving only the Manjaro folder. Then with an update-grub I created a new grub.cfg file.
The command in the Arch forks like Manjaro is the following:
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
After the above command, Manjaro re-created the redhat folder but under its own boot screen.
and the result on the Manjaro boot screen (sorry for the oblique photo but I can not stand the big emotions)
After the above I explored the incredible distribution. Of course, like any Linux, it can be customized and customized. So I installed Cinnamon without one problem, but I had problems with tools that are personally necessary for me. The Filezilla available in the distro's repositories is an older version, and gftp doesn't even exist. Of course you can upgrade them or find them (gftp) from the official apps page but the distro's repositories (even epel) don't they contain them.
Of course you need to install the packages you need, which will take you a little while, and it will not look so practical, especially if you're used to rolling distributors.
However, the distribution faithfully follows the development of Red Hat that made over 600 changes and fixes of their own version of the Linux kernel. Most of these fixes concerned issues of high relevance to workload and high performance.
All these changes come with Scientific Linux which along with the Virtualisation, multiple network storage protocols, load balancing, RHLE security and many other enterprise features make it a very decent and secure distribution.
If you want to try distribution, the download links are below:
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