Scientific Linux is an unofficial clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, co-developed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

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Its primary purpose is to reduce duplicated effort of the labs, and to have a common install base for the various experimenters.

Tag usage

The Scientific Linux versions on Super User have the version number appended to the tag:


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