Scientific Linux 6.3 released

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    Thanks mack_guy. Painless upgrade from 6.2 - about 243 MB.
    As a matter of interest will you use LibreOffice from the repo which is an older version, or get the latest version from their site. I am currently using a later one 3.5x downloaded from the LibreOffice site and am in two minds as to removing it in favour of the older version in the repo.
     
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    thanks yes

    i always download from source but i am using old version too 3.5.2 i guess i go for 3.6 after upgrade

    sorry to ask i forget how to upgrade i forget commands :D
     
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    I used the method for the cautious people. https://www.scientificlinux.org/documentation/howto/upgrade.6x
    except after yum --releasever=6.3 update sl-release
    I did yum update --skip-broken

    Very nice and no rpmnew or rpmsave files in yum.repos.d and priorities all preserved. :D

    btw. elrepo has patched nvidia driver:
    NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 295.71 Thu Aug 2 19:22:08 PDT 2012
    GCC version: gcc version 4.4.6 20120305 (Red Hat 4.4.6-4) (GCC)
     
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    thanks ocky i just updated right now without problem :)

    just one question i am looking for good cheap card for someone on whose system is pretty much same as mine with same install linux with windows which is best card

    http://www.flipkart.com/browse/comp...IDIA&ref=b4db1044-560a-4fb8-a6ee-d8e2d195ba9d

    i guess 520 is enough they not into gaming/eyecandy stuff but yes watch HD- movies some time :D

    also which you prefer heat sink cards or fan type my last card was heat sink 7300 i guess it last 5 years then i update to 8600gt fan type

    and i give it to my brother its still working so i guess it being 10 years now :D
     
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    I have the Nvidia GT 520 card with fan of course. I think it's a good one, albeit sort of low end. I don't have any problems with HD movies. 2GB video memory is pretty good.
    If the 7300 card starts to give problems, stick it in the oven to bake, then maybe another 5 years. :D :argh:
     
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    Ha..ha. I will pm you my postal address. Stand by.

    Ubuntu Red Wine ? Nah, I don't think so. Give me the Kubuntu Grappa - it has more of a "K"ick. :p
     
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