Webopedia Linux Term of the Day: What is Scientific Linux?
May 31, 2011, 11:06 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Scientific Linux (SL) is an open source Linux release developed
by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European
Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and various scientists and
"The base SL distribution is Enterprise Linux, recompiled from
source. Scientific Linux aims to prevent scientists at each of
these different institutions from having to recreate a Linux
distribution that meets their needs. Scientific Linux is similar to
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with a few slight modifications.
"See "Linux Downloads: Top Linux Distributions" in Webopedia's
Did You Know section."