Scientific Linux: another Red Hat Linux mini distro

Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux put together by various labs and universities around the world.

The Scientific Linux live CD/DVD is a bootable CD/DVD that runs Linux directly from CD/DVD without installing. It is based on Scientific Linux 4.5 (SL45), which is recompiled from RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 sources (RHEL4 AS Update 5).

The following versions of the Scientific Linux live CD are available for download: 'livecd' (fits on a CD-ROM), 'livecd64' (CD-ROM for 64-bit systems), 'livedvd' (fits on a DVD), 'livedvd64' (DVD-ROM for 64-bit systems), 'mini_livecd' (rescue system).

Additional feature: live CD/DVD can be installed on local hard disk or USB key and can be mounted over NFS. Latest changes: diskless client - better detection of the network card; GParted added to live CD/DVD.

You can get Scientific at here.


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