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Scientific Linux 6.8 to Be Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, RC1 Is Out Now

The first Release Candidate of Scientific Linux 6.8 brings many new and updated packages, among which we can mention OpenAFS 1.6.18 open-source implementation of the Andrew File System, the IceWM window manager, various tools for those who want to create Scientific Linux Spins, as well as yum-autoupdate for automatic daily updates. Moreover, Scientific Linux 6.8 RC1 ships with the Cantarell font, which is required for the operating system’s new graphical theme, glusterfs-server for providing cluster file system support, and various external Yum repositories.