Scientific Linux 6 (rolling) posted

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  1. Trespasser

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    Scientific Linux has posted a version 6 at their download site (1.7 gigs). Both 32 and 64bit. If you're interested here's the download link...

    http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/iso/

    I downloaded the 32bit version. Probably will try it out this evening or tomorrow.
    Just curious as to what's in it and how it runs.

    Later...

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    Humm...I wonder if Ocky will try it out?
     
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    Just tried it out. Not bad. Got wireless going easy enough. Runs a 2.6.32 kernel. This version has mplayer installed unlike Red Hat beta 1 (didn't try beta 2) that is if I recall correctly. No extra repos added for stuff like vlc, abiword, etc.. A bit disappointed there. The only problem I had was Firefox (3.6.6) wouldn't execute. I finally got it going by uninstalling then reinstalling it. I did a disc check which showed no errors. Just funny.

    No scientific applications were installed at all (which is odd for a Scientific Linux install). As one would expect...it reminds you a great deal of Red Hat. :).

    Later...
     
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    I would wait for rhel to go official, then wait for centos and scientific.
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    Sensible approach. I was more or less hoping the Scientific Linux team had added their usual list of third party repos. That would have made the install a whole lot more interesting. Probably would have kept it on my laptop for a while if there had been. But, there wasn't...so I CloneZilla-ed my way back to Peppermint. It did feel quite fast and responsive, though.

    Later....
     
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