Scientific Linux is a variant of Red Hat Linux that has been developed and maintained by research institutes and universities predominately working within the high-energy physics community.It is an almost identical copy of Red Hat, with only some Red Hat tools and images being left out. It is therefore ideal for server installations or general desktop use.
Scientific Linux is the operating system provided on the ECDF cluster and the Linux platform provided on the managed desktop service through LCFG. You can find out more about Scientific Linux on the Scientific Linux website.
Many of Linux's large quantity of programs are "open source," allowing the holder of the software to improve the software in whatever way they want as long as credit is given. Some distributions (Debian, SuSE) allow for updates to be done online and are free.
Other distributions (Red Hat) allow for free online updates for a first computer but charge for any others past that. Older "slow" machines can be turned into useful workstations or for other tasks. Thousands of applications, applets, software, etc. to customize the look, feel and overall performance of your workstation.
A wealth of people that have tastes similar to yours that have made themes or written programs that accentuate your personal tastes.
Linux Certification Levels
- Certification level 1 (junior level, or LPIC-1)
- Certification level 2 (Advanced level or LPIC-2)
- Certification level 3 (senior level, or LPIC-3)
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