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The Final Build of Scientific Linux 6.10 Legacy Branch Released

Scientific Linux has announced that the 6.10 release will be the final build of their legacy branch based on Red Hat 6.10. It will only receive security updates and major bug fixes and will be supported until November 2020.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) co-develop Scientific Linux with the aim of creating a stable operating system that is supplied with packages and applications that support scientific research. They also list using “the free exchange of ideas, designs, and implementations to prepare a computing platform for the next generation of scientific computing” as one of their goals.

While compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it is also supplied with additional packages. The main users of Scientific Linux are in the High Energy and High Intensity Physics community.

DistroWatch

Package Changes

httpd

Changed the default index.html to remove upstream’s branding.

This change went into effect with SL 6.0 and continues in this release.

plymouth

Removed the red colors for text mode.

This change went into effect with SL 6.0 and continues in this release.

sl-bookmarks

sl-bookmarks replaces redhat-bookmarks and removes upstream branding

This change went into effect with SL 6.0 and continues in this release.

xorg-x11-server

Changed to remove TUV’s support URL

This change went into effect with SL 6.3 and continues in this release.

sl-release

sl-release replaces redhat-release and removes upstream branding

This change went into effect with SL 6.0 and continues in this release.

For the full list of changes, please visit the official Scientific Linux website for the 6.10 release notes.

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Scientific Linux 6.10 (32-Bit)

Scientific Linux 6.10 (64-Bit)

It is recommended that users run “yum clean expire-cache”. For users who would like support past 2020, Scientific Linux 7.5 is also available. It is based on the newer version of Red Hat Linux.

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