Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scientific Linux 6

Recently I start using Scientific Linux on KVM virtual hosts. For anyone new to Scientific its a Enterprise Linux based on RHEL just like Centos maintained by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research 'CERN' - and RHEL, of course :)

Scientific Linux folks is closely following the upstream srpm provider (RHEL) and its already shipped with version 6 just like RHEL 6.

The other things which inspired me to give a try to Scientific Linux is the latest version of Linux Kernel with latest hardware support, the ext4 filesystem is the default, KVM enhancement, latest versions of software eg PHP, Mysql which means I don't have to mess around with test repos or yum priorities

For detail What's new in RHEL/Scientific Linux please refer to RHEL.

I encourage anyone interested in RHEL and/or building your own test server, to experiment with this distro.

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