The ultimate Scientific Linux pimping guide

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    A wolf in a sheep's skin or something. This is a long, thorough article presenting numerous essential tips and tricks to enhancing the default Scientific Linux desktop experience, including new icons and Compiz desktop effects, addition of repository sources, fixes for Samba shares and printing, VLC, GIMP, LibreOffice, LyX, Abiword, Transmission, Java, Skype, attempts to install Steam and Chrome, how to grab 32-bit packages on 64-bit systems, others tips and tricks, and more. Make your old, trusted Scientific Linux into a modern and powerful beast. Go!

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/scientific-linux-pimp.html


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    Big thanks! :)
     
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    Thanks. Any Debian pimping guides/reviews?
     
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    Nice article.

    Just wondering about all those repositories. NuX Desktop repository works well with EPEL and neither of those two conflict with SL-core. VLC v2 appears to be in NuX Desktop repository. I've had a CentOS laptop running with EPEL + Nux desktop for half a year or so with no issues. Don't use Skype though...

    @mattdocs12345: I think debian pimping is either stable+backports and install what you want, or if you really want reasonably new packages, SID. SID breaks though, see current discussions on the Debian forum.
     
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